Contemplative Retreat in daily life

with Fr. Carl Krull, S.J. A contemplative retreat for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having formerly meditated on scripture with satisfaction, but feel an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so. The program involves following a detailed guidebook and weekly group meetings and with a director, as necessary. Suggested contribution: $100 for 20 sessions (no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds). Day and time to be determined by participants. To register: Please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064, or send us an email at centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

Hearing God in Others: A Listening Skills Course

with Cathie Macaulay and Elizabeth Koessler, a six session course that focuses on listening and attending skills, will be offered beginning September 12 through October 17 on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. You will learn helpful skills that will improve your ability to listen, attend, and respond in personal relationships, families and in helping relationships. The course uses a highly interactive, hands-on approach, with theoretical concepts applied through role-play, prayerful reflection and other exercises.

All are welcome. 

Registration deadline is September 5th, 2017.
Cost $120.

Please contact the Centre to register.

Living the Discerning Life

Over the course of ten sessions in the fall, we will be using video conferences by Fr. Tim Gallagher OMV to guide us. Fr. Tim leads us through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s time-honoured fourteen practical guidelines for the discernment of spirits, showing both their profound insight into the human soul and how they can assist us in understanding and navigating through the ups and downs of the spiritual life. The second part of each evening will be a guided discussion of each teaching on a particular guideline and how it has concrete application and relevance to our own daily lives.

For further information: Call Paul Empsall (514-626-9462) or Louise Eberwein (514-825-5198).

To register: Please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064, or send us an email at centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

Dates: Thursday evenings, beginning September 14
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $90 (book included)

Rediscovering the Graces of the 4th Week of the Spiritual Exercises Trevor Scott, sj

Friday October 6 from 7 to 9 pm;
Saturday October 7 from 9 am to 4 pm
(please bring a lunch), followed by Mass.
Cost: $60.


The 4th Week of the St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises is probably the least understood and experienced Week of the Exercises. In light of Jesus’s Resurrection this is the Week that retreatants are to experience confirmation in the Election that they made during their Spiritual Exercises journey, and to experience the inner joy of Jesus’s Resurrection with a quiet and gentle assurance. It is during this time of the Spiritual Exercises that we experience the movement of the consoling Christ coming to us, after our Passion experience of the 3rd Week, offering us peace, joy, consolation, and affirmation of our lives as Christians. 
Our time together will break open these graces of the 4th Week to explore them more deeply, discover the changes they are meant to bring to our lives, and why they are often so little received and misunderstood. This time with the 4th Week will hopefully help us live out the graces of the 4th Week more deeply, and be more effective transmitters of them as spiritual directors.  
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Giant Book Sale Fundraiser

Wed. Sept 27th to Sat. Sept 30th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway, NDG, just north of Sherbrooke. Literally thousands of books to choose from! Treats of classics, historical texts, sports, religion, best-sellers, new children’s books, and maybe that out of print older book. COME BY AND BUY!  

Walking in the Desert

with John Carey

New and experienced pray-ers may feel their prayer life is flat or “boring” at times. The saints often called this the “desert.” This feeling of God’s absence can be reflected in our workplace or through the crises in our Church and parishes or in family transitions.

What do the mystics, both modern and traditional, have to tell us?

This workshop will tap into the traditional spiritual wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, including John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila as well as the experience of more contemporary writers.

Saturday, March 4, from 9:30 am - 3 pm. Cost: $60 (Please bring a lunch).
To register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

Finding God in all Things

The Examen Prayer is a transforming and ever-growing practice in Christian spirituality, a useful aid toward finding God throughout the day.

“A daily intensive exercise of discernment in a person’s life.” Fr. G. Aschenbrenner SJ

This
seven-session course explores in depth the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola on daily prayer. Our principal guide will be Fr. Timothy Gallagher ,OMV. In this DVD series, Father Gallagher guides us through an understanding of the purpose of the Examen Prayer in finding God in all things, and also explains how this surprisingly simple prayer can make us more discerning and grateful individuals.
The course will also include weekly guided discussion on the application of this teaching for us in our current lives, the sharing of our experience in the actual practice of this form of prayer, and mutual encouragement.

Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., from March 2 to April 20 (excluding Holy Thursday)
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway in NDG
Cost: $75 (Includes book
The Examen Prayer by Timothy Gallagher)
To register: Contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or at centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca (deadline: February 25)
For further information: call Paul Empsall (514-626-9462) or
Louise Eberwein 514-825-5198)

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with Fr. Carl Krull, S.J.

A contemplative program in everyday life for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having formerly meditated on Scripture with satisfaction, but feeling an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so.

The program involves following a detailed guidebook, giving an hour a day to contemplative meditation, and meeting with the group once a week and with a spiritual director as you wish.

Fr. Carl Krull, S.J.
has been directing this type of contemplative meditation for many years in India.

Suggested contribution: $100 for 20 sessions (no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds).

Please contact the Ignatian Spirituality Centre for more information or to register at 514-481-1064 or
centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.