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

Contact the retreat director if you have further questions.

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Please mark your calendars for the following retreats in 2017:


Dec 2, 9: Holy is God’s Name Advent Retreat offered in Gibsons and Vancouver.
A prayerful invitation to the Advent season. Enter into the stories of the Annunciation, the Visitation and the Magnificat using scripture, poetry, art, music and imagination. Time for quiet prayer and faith sharing. Retreat includes coffee and light lunch.
   Sat. Dec. 2, Gibsons. 8:30 am registration, 9-3 retreat, St. Mary’s Parish:
   Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holy-is-gods-name-advent-retreat-tickets-38601616474
   Sat. Dec. 9, Vancouver. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, St. Mark’s Parish:
      $20 Students
      $40 Early bird
      $45 Door
   Register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holy-is-gods-name-advent-retreat-tickets-39360061002
Please save the date for these 2018 retreats:
Sat. Feb. 17, Food for the Soul Student Retreat, 9 am – 12 pm, St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver
Sat. March 3, The Way Lenten Retreat, 12 pm – 5 pm, St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver