An Introduction to Ignatian Prayer: A Weekend Silent Retreat
November 5-7, 2021
Join us for a weekend designed for anyone who would like a silent, guided prayer retreat and experience Ignatian Prayer forms such as Lectio Divina, Gospel Contemplation (Praying with your imagination) and Prayer of Examen.
DATE/TIME: Friday, November 5, 7:00 pm to Sunday, November 7, noon (PT).
LOCATION: via Zoom
COST: $100 – Register early. Spaces are limited.
- Silence is observed after the first session Friday until our closing Sunday at 11 am.
- Four 30 minute input sessions
- Six 45-60 minute periods for assigned personal prayer
- Three 15 minute one-on-one spiritual direction sessions with Sally, Esther or another director (TBA)
Participants are encouraged to retreat in a physical space conducive to maintaining silence while they “vacation with the Lord” (e.g. Mark Centre, Abbotsford; Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo; Rivendell Retreat Centre or Hermitage, Bowen Island; Air B&Bs etc.). If you plan to retreat at home, more information will be sent to participants about how to do that well.
Esther Hizsa* has completed and accompanied people praying the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Retreat in Daily Life (Annotation 19) with JSAV (Jesuit Apostolate Spirituality of Vancouver). She has an M Div from Regent College, co-facilitates Living from the Heart and is on the Leadership Team of SoulStream. She posts weekly on her blog An Everyday Pilgrim and is the author of Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim and Seed Cracked Open. Esther attends St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Burnaby.
Sally Ringdahl* is a spiritual director who received her training through the Soul Guiding Program offered by Pacific Jubilee. Her Ignatian experiences include completing the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Annotation 19 (JSAV) and Annotation 18 (Boston College). Sally has recently retired from a rewarding career of teaching rambunctious adolescents within the Vancouver School Board. Life now is quieter but not nearly as much fun! She currently has the pleasure of participating in Christian Life Community which is based in her home parish of St Mark’s at UBC.
*Denotes Independent Contractor
Questions? please contact Audrey at email@example.com