Ignatian prayer is imaginative, reflective, and personal. St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged people to develop an intimate relationship with a God who loves them and desires the best for them. Ignatius of Loyola trusted human desires. He believed that our deepest desire is to return God’s love. Ignatius Loyola also trusted feelings. He believed that feelings of joy and sorrow, peace and distress, were important indicators of the path toward fruitful decisions and deeper union with God.


Ignatian Spirituality Retreats

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Please mark your calendars for the following retreats in 2017:

Seeking an Intimate Relationship with Jesus? Pray the Spiritual Exercises. Almost 500 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola developed an incredible way to encounter Jesus through praying the scriptures and several spiritual exercises. The Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate of Vancouver (JSAV) continues this rich tradition by offering the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in daily life.
Applications are available now and due March 15. Space is limited. First-come, first-served basis. JSAV offers the Exercises in a two-part format: 6 weeknight lectures in May/June and 7 monthly lectures Oct-April. Each part is required and involves 1.25 hours of daily assigned prayer and a weekly meeting with a spiritual director. For more information and an application, please contact the JSAV coordinator or visit the website www.jsav.ca.




Sat. May 27, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Way of Light retreat (Part 1), St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver
Sat. June 3, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Way of Light retreat (Part 2), St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver