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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Jesuits LogoRetreat director Catherine Kelly has been featured on the Vancouver Courier in this article


Please mark your calendars for the following retreats in 2017:

Sat. April 22, 9:00am – 3:00PM, Way of Light retreat (Part 1), Carey College, Vancouver

The Way of Light Retreat: a Journey through the Story of Easter
Join Retreat Director Catherine Kelly, M.Div. for an interactive experience celebrating the joy of Easter through scripture, music, art, poetry, history and imagination. Accompany the apostles in their encounters with the Risen Lord and affirm our call as modern-day disciples.
The retreat includes reading and reflecting upon the scripture accounts of the Easter experience from discovering the empty tomb to the appearances of the Risen Christ to the disciples to the sending of the Holy Spirit. The rhythm of the day offers a balance of quiet time for prayer and reflection, and time for faith sharing and socializing. Registration fee is $60. At Carey College, Vancouver, 9am-3pm, Saturday- April 22. Coffee breaks and lunch included in the fee.
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Sat. June 3, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Way of Light retreat (Part 2), St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver