Guided Retreat: October 24-26, 2014
This retreat is based on the last chapter of Stepping Into Mystery by Monty Williams, SJ.
Using some contemporary and popular films as contemplative exercises, the weekend will allow participants to examine aspects of their lives as sacred scripture in which the action of God is present: creating, celebrating and redeeming our personal histories.
There will be time for private prayer on the films, small group sharing, and general assemblies in a supportive, prayerful context. We will be exposed to the compassionate mercy of God as we look at our past, our present, and our future.
The films to be used are Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (British, 2011) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (British, 2011). The retreat will be framed within the context of the community’s liturgical practices to allow participation in these formal communal prayers.
Visit the Novalis (publisher) website for Stepping into Mystery here »
Led by Fr. Geoffrey (Monty) Williams, SJ. Fr Williams is a Jesuit priest involved in the apostolate of spiritual direction, and specifically the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola for the past 40 years. He is an internationally acclaimed spiritual director and retreat leader, and brings a practical and innovative approach to the Spiritual Exercises
He teaches at Regis College, University of Toronto, and travels extensively to parts of Europe, United States, Australia and South East Asia, helping in the ministry of spiritual direction.
Fr Monty co-authored two prize winning books, “Finding God in the Dark 1: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius to the Movies (2005) and Finding God in the Dark 2: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius to the Movies (2010). Further, he is author of the prize winning books, The Gift of Spiritual Intimacy: Following the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius (2009), and Stepping into Mystery: Four Approaches to a Spiritual Life (2010). (from Maranatha Retreat House).
- Arrivals and registration: 2–4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
- Fee: $220; deposit: $50.
- Registration: see here »