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Thursday, July 05, 2012

On Ignatian retreats from Boston College

I often wonder what it would be like to make a real Ignatian Spiritual Exercises retreat at a retreat house. The end of my RCIA course included a stay at the monastery in Vina but terminally shy me opted out. Today I came across some videos from Boston College on what such retreats are like (you can find them all here). Here are a couple of the short video clips ....

This one one has James Carr SJ talking about finding God in nature on a retreat ...



Here's one which has Ann Fowler talking about what the daily routine of a retreat is like ....




6 Comments:

Anonymous Victor said...

I guess if we look long enough, we can find retreat for whatever ailes U>S (usual sinners). When I heard James Carr SJ talking about finding God in nature on a retreat, my vast imagination started to think that God really might have been Darwin or maybe he simply wanted U>S to remember that we do originally come from Paradise and the animals have been incharge ever since Adam and Eve left.

Then again, when I listened to Ann Fowler talking about what the daily routine of a retreat is like and said in so many words that there are no real agenda during praying but there was a time limit to follow but God will accept just about anything including knitting in prayer. Well at least they're way ahead of salvage http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/2012/07/the-gospel-and-social-media/#comments

cause he doesn't even believe in GOD (Good Old Dad)

Please forgive me if I sound a little critical cause I don't really mean to be. "IT" might just be because of another nightmare I had last night and if you want to hear about "IT", I would be happy to tell you and your readers about "IT" but you must simply ask first! :)

I hear ya! Let me think about "IT" Victor and by the way sounds like the humidity is still pretty bad around your area. Right sinner vic? :(

How did ya know? :)


Peace

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

I've enjoyed the retreats at Christ the King retreat center. Not particularly Ignatian but were silent and followed a similar facilitation program over the course of a weekend. The silence was good. It's good to be in the company of others but not feel obligated to explain yourself or justify your existence in some way. A great tonic for shyness I think. I'd like to try an 8 day directed retreat someday.

10:49 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Victor,

I had a nightmare too - someone trying to kill me, as usual. At least I wasn't getting chased by a T Rex this time ;)

9:44 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Richard,

I think silence would halp with shyness too - no pressure to be social. That tv series The Big Silence dwelt a lot on silence. Did you see it? It's all on YouTube here ... http://youtu.be/L_zDtdYu3mA

9:48 PM  
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10:12 AM  
Anonymous Victor said...

Richard, thank you for the You Tube clip and if I recall correctly Crystal did introduce me to it when I still had my old blog. Back then, I must have seen a little more but I can't recall that it was a complete happy ending for all five but I'm sure it helped.

Anyway in closing, I hope that your dreams Crystal change to heavenly ones, if that's posible for people like you and me and why can't "IT" be? :)

Peace

http://youtu.be/L_zDtdYu3mA

6:17 PM  

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