A Sacrista Prebend Retreat House Event
Hearing God’s Voice: Ignatian Spirituality
Saturday 26th March 2022
10am to 4pm at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House
Is there a way of understanding how God communicates within our lives without falling into the glib and the super-spiritual? What if we could learn from an ancient Christian tradition with spiritual discernment at the heart of its spirituality? The Ignatian tradition, which emphasizes contemplation in the midst of action, provides such an opportunity. One of the strengths of this approach is the activity of our lives is the focus for discerning God in everyday life. So, it is a form of spirituality especially suited to those called to an active, busy lifestyle.
This repeat teaching day, as the last was over-subscribed, 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. Whilst personally focused, this seminar has implications for how we hear God’s voice together in church life.
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 offers spiritual accompaniment and leads retreats together with his wife Helena.