Refugee Week Retreat
Central to Ignatian Spirituality is the belief that our relationship with God extends to everyday life; that we meet God in the most ordinary of human experiences as well as the extraordinary; and that what we know as times of 'prayer' are times of deepening awareness of the God who is all around us and the relationship that fills all of life.
The core Ignatian prayer then is the Examen - the prayer of looking back over life and 'noticing' God in it.
This series of prayer times is an attempt to make this experience of Ignatian 'retreat' possible for the Pray-as-you-go format. This three day 'retreat' has six prayer times, designed to fit into your day as Pray-as-you-go does: two for each day (preferably morning and evening). This is something of a retreat-as-you-go.
In the very best and the very worst of human life God is at work. Every meeting has within it an invitation to deepening relationship with God. This retreat is a time of looking, of 'noticing' what God is doing with us through the realities of our world.
The reality that is forced migration is a painful example of a world scarred by a refusal to be open to God's invitation to love, in and through God's people. But even in this painfully scarred place, perhaps especially there, God is at work in the lives and stories of those caught in the midst of it- and is at work too through this in all of those who stop to take notice of God's people.
So take these times to look, and notice perhaps the hand of God in others' lives that might also show God's hand in yours.
Day 1 - Part 1
Day 1 - Part 2
Day 2 - Part 1
Day 2 - Part 2
Day 3 - Part 1
Day 3 - Part 2