SET A TIME APART FOR GOD
We are happy to share widely the treasure that we have received: the possibility for anyone to experience the presence and the transforming power of God intimately, through the experience of silence.
There is a variety of formats for you to discover such an experience: in daily life or away in a monastery, for 2 to 7 days or even more, by yourself or with others in a group. All are rooted in Ignatian Spirituality.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to provide answers and guidance.
Away Days are for those who want to step back from their daily life and to enjoy a one day guided retreat. This short retreat includes spiritual input, personal prayer and communal prayer.
Away Days are held on the Close of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, New York. The dates for the year 2022-2023 are soon to be determined, please stay connected.
IGNATIAN GUIDED RETREATS
The Spiritual Exercises are a five to seven days journey of silence, listening to God, where you will experience the best of the Ignatian tradition. Such silent retreats are a calm space away from daily life helping us to draw closer to God. They enable us to come to know Christ more intimately in order to love him and serve him better, to recognize his call and to make a decision to respond to it.
Our retreats are held in places conducive to silence and contemplation. During these retreats we offer daily teachings, times for personal prayer with the Word of God, times of community prayer, and daily personal spiritual accompaniment.
It is also possible to do the Exercises in daily life. It requires making space in the midst of our everyday activities, but it is so rewarding for hearing what God has to tell us.
SAINT IGNATIUS SPIRITUALITY
The spirituality of our Community is rooted both in the Ignatian tradition and in the experience of the Charismatic Renewal.
The practice of the Spiritual Exercises and of Ignatian discernment forms a basis for our prayer as well as our ways of living.
We believe in the Holy Spirit and we want to listen to him and live under his direction personally and in community.
The spirituality of the Charismatic Renewal and of the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola come together in the certainty that “God communicates himself directly to his creature” and acts effectively in the lives of men.
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”