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Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality Retreat

Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Come and explore some important elements of Ignatian spirituality - i.e. the vision of how to live the Gospel more deeply inspired by the experience and charism of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Begins: April 13th, 2018 at 7 pm      Ends: April 15th, 2018 at 3pm

This retreat will include input and discussion on the Spiritual Exercises as a school of prayer, of discernment and interior freedom; the vision of the world according to St. Ignatius and how God is present in all things; the affective dimension of Ignatian prayer; the role and significance of consolation and desolation; the awareness prayer exercise; the meaning and importance of mission as the fruit of prayer. The weekend will include teaching, practical exercises, silence/prayer and times of communal worship and fellowship in the setting of the beauty of God’s creation.

Facilitators:  Charles Pottie-Pâté, sj, with Heather Cowie
Cost:  $265 shared, $295 single  (limited single rooms available)

Charles Pottie-Pâté sj is originally from Nova Scotia with Acadian roots.  He entered the Society of Jesus in 1959 and has completed 58 years as a Jesuit.  Father Charles has been giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola since 1970 in one form or another, accompanying people in their journey of faith.  He has been in the Calgary diocese since September of 2011 and his ministry involves the continuation of his work with Ignatian Spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and spiritual direction.  Father Charles is a musician, plays the piano and organ and has been involved in liturgical music ministry for several years.

Heather Cowie was part of the resident community at King’s Fold from 2000-2004. She is now Pastor of Spiritual Formation at The Road Church and a Spiritual Director in Calgary. Her formal education has been in the areas of Bible and Theology and she did her Spiritual Direction training through Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton.  Heather loves to sew, read and rock climb.

Please contact us to register or if you need more information for this retreat.

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