This retreat offers us an opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations for a weekend of an imaginative journey to Bethlehem. Our guides for the journey will be the Gospel writers Matthew and Luke who have stories to tell us that are more than 2000 years old and Ignatius of Loyola who invites us to actively engage in these stores through faith, love, and our imagination. Our journey to the manger will be one that will ignite our hearts with childlike wonder and heartfelt gratitude for Emmanuel, God-With-Us today, tomorrow and forever.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Sister Susan Arcaro, r.c., shares the Mission of the Cenacle Sisters with adults at Ignatius House and in parishes of the Archdiocese of Atlanta as a spiritual director, retreat director, educator and facilitator of faith enrichment programs. She serves as an adjunct lecturer in Spring Hill College’s Certificate in Spiritual Direction program, a two-year program for women and men discerning a Call to the ministry of spiritual direction. Her special interests include RCIA, Church History, children’s spirituality and sacred liturgy. She holds a B.A. in Education from Assumption College, Worchester, MA, and M.A. in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Fordham University and a Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale.