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2-Night Advent Retreat
December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm$295
Directed by Andy Otto, MA
Rest and renew heart, mind, and soul on a weekend retreat at Ignatius House. Your Advent retreat will draw from a nearly 500-year-old tradition called “Ignatian spirituality,” developed from the life and prayer of Spanish soldier-turned-saint Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatian spirituality 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, prayerfully discern big or small stirrings in your life – whether a busy parent, a young adult, a caregiver, a widow, a community or workplace leader, or as someone who simply wants to grow closer to your creator.
Each retreat includes at least three guided presentations, topics to contemplate and pray upon, and plenty of unscripted time for rest. Come rediscover not just your best self but your truest self – as God created you to be.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Andy Otto, MA, is a member of the Pastoral department at Ignatius House where he guides digital programming and leads retreats. He also works in Adult Faith Formation at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur, Ga., a Jesuit parish. 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.
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