How Can the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Help Draw Us Closer to God to Become Better Missionary Disciples?

How Can the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Help Draw Us Closer to God to Become Better Missionary Disciples?

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Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus:  we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples.”
Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel

4 week program
May 11- June 4



Join the Maryknoll Affiliates in a 4 week at-home adventure using The First Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  The Ignatian Spiritual exercises not only help us find our inner peace but are a great tool for discerning where God’s love is leading us.  By virtue of baptism we are all missionary disciples, but figuring out what that means in our daily lives can be a challenge.

Our hope is that by coming together and using the tools provided by the Exercises, we will learn to better trust God’s love to direct us in every step we take in our daily lives.



Weekly Communal Spiritual Direction Meetings:  May 14, 21, 26 and June 4 from 7 pm to 8:30 at the Maryknoll Mission House San Leandro.

Optional Orientation Gathering:  Monday, May 11 at 7 pm -8 pm at the Maryknoll House Mission House to do the first exercise together.

Materials needed:  The book, The First Spiritual Exercises, Michael Hanson, SJ, and a journal.

Cost:  $18 to cover the cost of the book.

Commitment:  Attend the 4 weekly Communal Spiritual Direction meetings and commit to spending 30-40 minutes each day doing the exercises at home beginning May 11th.

More information:  Contact Ana Long at 916-410-3956 or email at a58lobg@comcast.net

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