Last night was the sixth gathering of those participating in the Lent Retreat in Daily Living I’m offering at St. Hubert. (The St. Thomas group meets today.) As we do each week, the participants started by spending time in small groups, sharing something of their prayer experiences from this past week.
This past week, the participants brought to a close their prayer with Week 2 of the Spiritual Exercises, where the focus is on getting to know Jesus so that we desire to follow him more deeply. This week, the retreatants will move to Week 3 of the Exercises, which focuses on Jesus’ passion an death.
During my talk, I spoke about the movement from Week 2 to Week 3 of the exercises. I also reviewed a number of the dynamics of Ignatian prayer. Finally, I talked about the prayer material for the upcoming week.