Couples’ Weekend Retreat
February 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - February 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm$595
Directed by Sarah Otto, M.Div. and Andy Otto, MA
Saint Ignatius has much wisdom for couples that will help them grow closer to God and one another. His Spiritual Exercises offer a pattern we can apply to the journey of a romantic relationship. This retreat presents Ignatius’ wisdom and tools to enrich the life of couples, whether dating or married. Throughout the weekend, retreatants will be given exercises and suggestions for personal prayer and for reflections together as a couple.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Sarah Otto, M.Div. is a Jesuit-trained retreat director and spiritual director who completed her Master of Divinity at Boston College. She studied theology as both an undergrad and graduate student. Her passion has focused on the intersection of faith and justice, which led her to study in El Salvador. Sarah spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, serving men and women experiencing homelessness in Portland, Ore. Sarah has worked as a hospital and prison chaplain and most recently worked in college campus ministry for five years, both at Providence College and as director of a Newman Catholic Center in Chico, Calif. As a mom, Sarah is particularly passionate about ministering to women and families but continues to enjoy helping people discern how to live a faith that does justice, as well as discovering the unique and creative ways God works in everyone.
Andy Otto, MA, is the director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur, Ga., a Jesuit parish. He also is a retreat director and spiritual director at Ignatius House. He holds an M.A. in Theology and Ministry from Boston College. Originally from Boston, Andy spent nearly three years as a Jesuit studying for the priesthood, which helped form his love for Ignatian spirituality. During that time, he taught primary school students in Syracuse, NY and Kingston, Jamaica, worked at a palliative care cancer hospital in the Bronx, and was a chaplain at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He is the creator of GodInAllThings.com, and is the author of God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary. Andy enjoys helping people discover the wisdom of discernment in the Ignatian tradition.
The cost of this retreat is $595 per couple, sharing a room.
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