May 22

Opportunity for a Virtual Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College invites you to participate in 12 Weeks in Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times, a virtual retreat in daily life based on the Spiritual Exercises, using a text offered through Jesuit Sources: “Finding Christ in the World: A Twelve Week Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life,” by Joseph Tetlow, S.J., and Carol Atwell Ackels. The book is an extended adaptation for praying with the Exercises. It provides daily content for prayer and space for taking notes. 

In addition to the book, which will guide your daily prayer, there are two additional components of the retreat: presentations on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, led by Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J., and optional small group faith sharing.
 
The Institute’s involvement in your retreat will be minimal, distributing the text and assigning you to a small group which will be facilitated by one or two of your fellow retreatants. The facilitators’ role is simply to schedule the timing of the small group meetings, ensure that everything is set in place to hold the virtual meetings, and then to start the weekly meetings on-time. There will be five presentations by the Institute that will be available to all participants.
 
The deadline to register is May 29. The retreat will begin on June 7 and conclude on August 30. Those who are interested can register at the Institute’s website. To ensure that you receive the book by June 7, please order the book as soon as possible, especially given the potential shipping delays related to COVID-19.
 
If you have questions, please contact the Institute, at iajs@bc.edu.