Helping others hear God’s voice

Saturday 12 November 2022
10am to 4pm at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

Spiritual direction is about helping others understand how God is present within their lives. The Ignatian tradition, which emphasizes contemplation in the midst of action, provides some of the most helpful accumulated wisdom in any process of discernment. One of the strengths of its approach is the activity of life is the focus for discerning God in everyday life, and so it is a form of spirituality especially suited to those called to an active, busy lifestyle.

dividing pathwaysThis teaching day reflects on the wisdom of this tradition and provides space for conversation and sharing insights around this theme, as well as opportunity to practice some spiritual exercises. The day aims to help those with limited or even no understanding of the Ignatian tradition, but it will also help experienced spiritual directors who are familiar with Ignatian discernment, because you will be able to listen to those awakening to how Ignatian spirituality illuminates their own experience. This day will help you to reflect how you can work with those you accompany.

Stephen Ibbotson, before retirement was a Baptist minister with 40-years’ experience in church-based ministry. He was actively involved in church planting, faith, and culture movements in his earlier ministry. Later in his ministry he developed an interest in spirituality and the formation of our inner life. Now in retirement Stephen co-ordinates Stilling Prayer that operates from Sacrista and now reaches out widely in the region and beyond. He also coordinates the East Midlands Baptist Spiritual Accompaniment initiative and together with his wife Helena lead retreats. They worship at the Minster.

 

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