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2-Night Retreat: To You I Lift Up My Heart, O God! – Encountering the God We Worship
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - January 26 @ 12:00 pm$295
Directed by Fr. Peter Fink, SJ
How do we understand the God we worship? How shall we engage or encounter the God who approaches us? God is revealed as a loving God, a faithful God, a caring God. “I have come not to condemn the world, but to save it.” In this retreat, let us explore God’s desire to bring all creation, including ourselves, into a loving relationship with himself. And let us explore how we might open our hearts to God, and learn that true love is the only path to guide our life.
This is a silent retreat. Retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Fr. Peter Fink, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual advisor at Ignatius House, having arrived in August 2016. He came from St. Francis Xavier Church in New York, where he served as associate pastor for 10 years. This after 31 years as professor of theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College) teaching sacramental and liturgical theology. Degrees held: MS (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), STM (Woodstock College), and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (Emory University) in 1976. A Jesuit from the New York Province, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1969, and has presided in both the Latin and Maronite churches. Publications: Worship: Praying the Sacraments (Pastoral Press) and numerous articles. Editorships: The New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship (Liturgical Press/Glazier), and two volumes in the Alternative Futures for Worship series (Liturgical Press): IV, on Reconciliation, and VII, on Anointing of the Sick. At Ignatius House he guides weekend retreats on aspects of the Spiritual Exercises, Recovery retreats on the 12 Steps, and retreats on Mary, on Healing and Reconciliation, and on various aspects of the ministry for Priests, Deacons and Lay Ministers. He also directs longer retreats.