The purpose of this programme is to offer participants the full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius followed by a programme designed to integrate that experience over the following year, in order to:
· Deepen their relationship with God
· Discern the ways in which God is present and active in their life and work
· Follow Jesus and the particular call he makes to each person
Who will benefit from this programme?
The programme is open to anyone and will be particularly useful for those who work in a church context or in organisations committed to social /environmental justice: chaplains, youth workers, social justice campaigners, parish workers, diocesan staff, ministers etc. The programme offers formation in spirituality for mission (Apostolic Spirituality), so all those who desire to respond to God’s call to become ‘missionary disciples’ are welcome and we particularly encourage people in their 20’s and 30s who are discerning their life commitments.
The programme begins with the Spiritual Exercise in July/ August and continues with 4 short residential modules (Friday evening to Monday lunchtime) at St Beuno’s and ongoing, online Accompaniment for the year after the Exercises.
(For dates of the next programme please see website or contact the Admin office)
· Last week of July to late August – Full Spiritual Exercises: 30 day silent retreat
· After the Exercises for one year – online accompaniment approximately every 3 or 4 weeks
· Autumn weekend– Navigating your life with God: Personal discernment
· Winter weekend – Living the Ignatian Charism: What it means to live out of the Exercises
· Spring weekend – Journeying together: Discernment in groups, synodal approaches
· Summer weekend - Contemplatives in Action: Ignatian Spirituality & Social / Environmental Justice
Application Process: Application form & two references, online conversation with St Beuno’s team.
Costs & Bursaries
Some bursaries are available from St Beuno’s to help with the cost of the programme and we also encourage applicants to look for other organisations who may support them, e.g. their employers, local church, the Society of Retreat Conductors(thesrc.org.uk).
We particularly encourage people in the following groups to apply for a bursary from St Beuno’s.
· Those already working in ministry / social and environmental justice
· People in their 20’s and 30’s
· Lay people of all ages working in a church context who want a formation in apostolic spirituality
Please apply for a bursary at the same time you apply for the programme.
The costs for programme are set each year, please contact the office for details. Cost includes all residential parts of the course and online accompaniment.
For application form for further information please email: email@example.com