The primary purpose of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises is to facilitate the growth of a friendship with Jesus. Much of that growth occurs in the Second Week of the Exercises when retreatants pray with the gospel stories of Jesus’ life and ministry. The Encountering Jesus 4-week series is based on this Second Week encounter with the God who became human to be like us and be with us.
Many Catholics go through the motions of the faith, going to church, participating in the sacraments, saying prayers—but don’t fully have a deep and intimate relationship with the person of Jesus. Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises, Encountering Jesus invites participants to meet Jesus face to face in scripture through the method of Ignatian prayer and group sharing.
The download includes:
- Leader scripts
- Guidance on how to implement
- Weekly Prayer Guidance sheets
- Participant handouts
- Audio of Ignatian meditations for weekly gatherings
- Logo for use in marketing and promotion
Learn more and view a sample here.