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Pentecost and Ignatian Spirituality: Discerning the Movements of the Holy Spirit

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 12:00 pm


Directed by Kay Satterfield, MA and Fr. Jim Fleming, SJ

Rest and renew your heart, mind, and soul on a weekend retreat at Ignatius House. On this weekend, we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the earliest followers of Jesus at the first Pentecost and share in the many graces that such a spiritual movement still has to offer us 2,000 years later. Ignatius assumed, in his discernment of spirits, that God communicates directly with each of us, however, he was not so naïve as to think that all of our thoughts, feelings, and desires were caused by the Holy Spirit. Some are holy desires that come from God, while others come from other sources. So, the trick is to figure out which of our inner desires, thoughts, and feelings are from God, and which are not. To help us with this, Ignatius overtime developed his “rules” or guidelines for the discernment of spirits. This retreat draws from the 500-year-old tradition called “Ignatian spirituality”, which invites us into a life-giving relationship with God and neighbor through prayer and contemplation. You’ll be presented with suggestions to help you silently and prayerfully discern big or small stirrings in your heart. The retreat includes guided presentations that focus on discernment techniques in the Ignatian tradition, including the use of journaling, imaginative prayer, and the Examen.

This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.



May 17 @ 6:00 pm
May 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Ignatius House
6700 Riverside Dr.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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