The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola 2021-2022

Monday, November 29, 2021 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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19 Annotation Retreat: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola in Everyday Life

Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556, co-founder of the Jesuits) believed that God loves us without condition, and deeply desires a personal relationship with each of us through Christ.  Based on his own experience, he developed a series of Spiritual Exercises, the goal of which is to develop or deepen that relationship.

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola have been a spiritual resource for Christians for centuries.  The exercises were originally intended to be used over a thirty day period and were so used by the Society of Jesus (also known as The Jesuits, a religious order founded by Ignatius) from its inception.   However, Ignatius realized that not everyone could set aside thirty days to engage the exercises.  Early on, he developed a way that the average Christian could undertake the exercises within the context of their daily life.  This approach is known as the 19th annotation.

Rolling Ridge is again offering a 19th Annotation Retreat ONLINE as an opportunity to engage the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises over a period of six months in the context of your daily life.   During this pandemic the retreat will be offered virtually.   The various exercises and prayer experiences will be broken down week by week and emailed to participants by the retreat director.   There will be monthly group direction meetings via Zoom to process your experience through the exercises.   Each participant will also have email access to the director to help with questions or concerns.  If you have always wanted to experience the Ignatian Exercises this is your opportunity to do so from the comfort and safety of your own home and on your own schedule.

SESSIONS:
1. Initial all group session ONLINE: Monday, November 29 from 3:30pm-5:30pm EST
2. Monthly small group ONLINE sessions - tentatively set for Monday late afternoons, with a second small group ONLINE meeting date and time to be arranged during initial gathering session 

  • Monday, December 27
  • Monday, January 24
  • Monday, February 28
  • Monday, March 28
3. Final all group closing, Monday, April 25  

Cost: $299 for monthly group online direction sessions, materials, and email contact with the facilitator
NOTE: Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link for the November 29th gathering.  

Participants will receive material for all sessions via email and access to online group direction   during the initial gathering in November and then the following 5 monthly 90 minute sessions (December through April). Participants will also be able to email questions to the facilitator.

If a participant would like one-on-one direction with the facilitator, the cost will be $25 per session.

About the leader(s)

James David

Jim David, M.Div has served as a spiritual director and retreat director and presenter for over thirty years. He has conducted retreats based on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, including an introduction to Ignatian Spiritual Retreats. He has also used a Franciscan approach to silent retreat, as well as a variety of meditation based retreats. A priest of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of New England, Jim serves as its Bishop, and is also the co-pastor of St. Mary of Magdala Church in Harwich, MA.