Ignatian Spirituality Community - Geneva

2022 - 2023: AN OVERVIEW

PROGRAMMES AND RETREATS

GPRL

The Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living (GPRL), programme is 1 year and is presented in partnership with the Ignatian Spirituality Center (ISC) based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Start: 11 September 2023 Ends: 20 May 2024
When: Every Monday
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 CET
Online and Face to Face

Visit our GPRL page for more details.

FINDING CHRIST

Finding Christ in the World invites you to let God show you where and how He concretely breaks into your life.


Start: 28 September 2022
Ends: 14 December 2022
When: Every Wednesday (group sharing)
Time: @Home

Visit our Retreats page for more details.

3 DAY SILENT RETREAT

Have you wanted to spend time alone with God for some time? If so perhaps this weekend is for you.


Start: 21 April 2023
a
t 17:00 CET
Ends: 23 April 2023
at 16:00 CET

Venue: TBC GENEVA

Face to Face

Visit our Retreats page for more details.

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS COURSE

This is the first part of a course to become a Spiritual Accompanier.

The course is based in the Ignatian tradition and explores the attitudes, skills and ways of listening and discerning found in good spiritual conversations.

Start: 22 October 2022
Ends: 20 May 2023
Time: Various
Online and Face to Face

Visit our Spiritual Conversations course page for more details.

OFFERINGS FOR DAY TO DAY IGNATIAN LIVING

DAILY PRAYER

As a small community of believers we meet daily to pray together and deepen our understanding of Ignatian spirituality. We use the book "An Ignatian book of days" to start us off and lead us into a short time of prayer and community.

You can join the group, when it is possible for you to do so. It is as a very uplifting and positive way to start the day.

Starts when you sign up

When: Mondays to Fridays

Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 08:30 to 08:50 CET

Wednesday at 12:30 to 12:50 CET

Venue: On line

Please complete the application form to receive the call in details.

LIVING & WORKING IN AN IGNATIAN WAY

If you want do deepen your understanding of Ignatian Spirituality and want to explore in a community how you can live this is in your daily life, these sessions may be for you.

Together we reflect on the key concepts of Ignatian Spirituality using either the Exercises, Ignatius's letters to his followers or other resources to deepen our understanding and how this personally speaks to each one of us in our day to day living.

Requirements: You feel strongly drawn to live more deeply the Ignatian Spirituality and you have completed one of the Ignatian Spirituality courses or the Spiritual Exercises.

Starts on Sunday, 25 September 2022, on going

When: Last Sunday of the month

Time: Sundays: 19:00 - 20:30

Venue: On line

Please complete the application form to express your interest.

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS

Do you want to speak to someone to explore further your relationship with God or delve a bit further into your beliefs?

One of our Spiritual Accompaniers would be happy to meet with you either face to face or online to discuss this with you. The number of sessions will be agreed upon between yourself and your accompanier.

If you want to know more or discuss this further, please complete the registration form.


When: When you sign up

Time: Mutually agreed times

Venue: On line or face to face

Please complete the application form to express your interest.

OFFERINGS FOR/OR TO BE SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIERS

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

Do you desire a deeper relationship with God, yourself and the world in which you live and to incorporate this in your daily routine?

If so, you may want to consider doing the Spiritual Exercises as inspired and led by St Ignatius.


When: When you sign up

Time: Mutually agreed times, 1 hour per week

Duration: 9-12 months

Venue: Online or face to face


Visit our Spiritual Exercises page for more details.

SUPERVISION

In an Ignatian context it is much more than overseeing the work of another. It is a contemplative experience, an opportunity to expand the God ward gaze of supervisors and supervisees and to deepen the experience of accompaniment.

Starts on 27 August 2022 and ongoing


When: Last Saturdays of the month

Time: Saturdays: 14.00 - 15.30

Venue: Online


Visit our Courses page for more details.

Lectio Divina

Sponsored by the Holy Trinity Church in Geneva

Thanks to our Holy Trinity Church community we are invited to join them on a weekly basis to enter for 45 minutes in prayer using Lectio Divina as the basis. This form of prayer is a meditative practice. With the help of a short Bible study passage read aloud three or four times, this is a chance to allow a word or phrase from the passage to speak to you and to listen for what God may be saying to you in the moment. There is also a time for sharing, however, this is fully optional.

When : Every Wednesday from 12h30-13h15 (CET)

Where: Currently on Zoom – for the link please contact Mary Talbot

Everyone is welcome!

A new series from the Jesuit Spirituality Team and Pray as you go introduces different ways of praying, with short exercises. You could try a different session each week or dip into one type of prayer - whatever works best for you. Topics covered are:

  • WELCOME TO 'PRACTISING PRAYER'

  • MORNING OFFERINGS

  • PREPARING FOR PRAYER: THE ACT OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD

  • ANCHOR POINTS FOR PRAYER

  • HOW TO PRAY AN EXAMEN

  • PRAYING WITH YOUR IMAGINATION

  • PRAYING WITH ART

  • CLOSING PRAYERS

Find out more >>

On May 20, 2021, the Society of Jesus and the Ignatian family will begin the worldwide celebration of the Ignatian Year. On that day, 500 years ago, St Ignatius was wounded by a cannonball while defending Pamplona. For him, it was a major failure and a change of plans in what he envisioned for his future, full of riches and worldly exploits. However, this failure started a process of conversion, which led Ignatius to have bigger dreams, no longer centered on himself, but rather on God. It helped St. Ignatius to see all things new in Christ.

How might we grow in our relationship with God and our love for one another by meditating on this important moment in Ignatius’ life?

God continues to invite each of us into a deepening relationship, to ongoing conversion. We believe that by embracing this invitation, we embrace our God who calls us to act in new, bold ways that reconcile our world, bringing about justice, peace and compassion.

For this Ignatian Year, we ask for the grace to see all things new in Christ.

Read more on The Ignatian Year web page

ISC Geneva in the news

COVID-19 brought a very different reality to our traditions and accepted ways of doing things. We are all now familiar with Lock Downs, Connecting virtually with our friends and family, attending Mass online to name a few. Recently there was an article published about the experience of attending the Lenten Retreat virtually. You can read the full article here on the site of Jesuits and Friends.

Here you will be able to find useful resources to help you with your Spiritual Journey. These might include Prayers, Passages from Scriptures and many more. Please visit our Resources page to find out more.

The Ignatian Spirituality Community - Geneva is set up as a non profit association according to Swiss Law.