Prayer & Life Workshops - St. Matthew's Parish

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

These Workshops consist of 15 weekly sessions of approximately 2 hours. At the end of the 15 sessions, participants have a final retreat of one day to finish the Workshop. This retreat is usually held in a retreat center.

In a Workshop, participants learn to pray in a variety of forms as they advance towards contemplative prayer in a progressive and practical manner. In almost all the sessions a different PRAYER METHOD is practiced. All the forms or methdos of prayer strengthen the participant's capacity to silence and to grow in their interior life, with a deep Carmelitian, Jesuit and Franciscan sense.

In this way, the participant may acquire the daily habit of deep prayer. All the sessions of a Workshop are based on the Bible, using themes and readings carefully chosen for each session. The reading of the Word is followed by an audio message from Fr. Ignacio, in which the theme of the session is explained.Hence, the participant incrementally achieves a deep sense of prayer, especially as a personal contact with the God who loves us.

Finally, the content of the Workshops is uniform all over the world. Thus, the participant who takes a Workshop in Santiago de Chile recieves the same material than a participant who takes the Workshop in Madrid, Mexico, Dallas or Toronto.

Starts Thursday September 4th 7pm-9pm To pre-register call 905-825-0219
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St. Matthew Parish
1150 Monks Pass
Oakville, ON
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.