Retreats in Everyday Life

What are Retreats?
Retreats are an opportunity to reflect on life and to recognise God already present there.

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A Retreat in Everyday Life is an opportunity to make a retreat as part of our ordinary week and seek to be aware of God in every aspect of ordinary life. This retreat is essentially an individual journey.
It’s a unique chance to contemplate our lives and the things that are most important to us.

No prior retreat experience is necessary only the willingness to be open to the process offered.
People of all religious affiliations or none are welcome.

What is involved?
To spend ten to thirty minutes in prayer (in your own time) and meet with your prayer guide for about 30-45 minutes each day at a time that suits you.

Group meetings:
The week commences with a three-hour group meeting on the Sunday (2pm—5pm) and concludes with a second group meeting on the following Friday evening (7pm—9pm).

Is this Retreat for you?
•    Do you yearn for more meaning in your life?
•    Do you yearn for a greater sense of peace in your life?
•    Do you desire to enrich or deepen  your spiritual life?
•    Do you desire to grow in the experience of prayer or reflection?
•    Do you feel called to spend time with God?

The Ignatian Tradition
This Retreat in Everyday Life is based on retreats from the Ignatian Tradition and makes use of the wealth of riches found in Ignatian Spirituality.

St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Jesuits, left as a  legacy to Christianity and humanity a particular way to  develop and grow in relationship with God through finding God in all things. This particular way is known as “The Spiritual Exercises.” There are many forms of retreats based on these “Exercises” available today. This retreat is one of them.

Ignatian Spirituality is best known for its emphasis on “Finding God in All Things”.  All our Directors have a grounding in or are familiar with this tradition of Spiritual Direction.