School of Prayer
What is ‘Ignatian’ prayer? Why has it become so appreciated by people from a variety of religious backgrounds? It has been found to be helpful for those searching for faith and meaning in life, for those relatively new to prayer and for those trying to pray in the midst and muddle of daily life.
This weekend will introduce people to some basic methods of Ignatian prayer, including stillness, use of the imagination when praying with scripture, finding God by reflecting on our everyday experience in daily life, and finding God through art and creation. This will be a silent weekend with short, practical instruction sessions on prayer together with time for personal reflection and (optional) sharing in groups. The retreat begins at 6.30pm, (bedrooms are available from 4pm). Please try to arrive between 4pm and 5pm to have time to settle in. The retreat finishes about 4pm on the Sunday.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED RETREAT AND SO YOU WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR