Jesuit Community To Offer Employee, Student Retreats

The Jesuit Community has announced its offerings of Spirituality in Everyday Life Retreats for the 1998-99 academic year.

The 24-week Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life Retreat will begin Dec. 2 and continue until May 12. These meetings, which last from 5-8:45 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall, cover the complete Spiritual Exercises of Society of Jesus founder St. Ignatius Loyola and include a spiritual marathon that is comparable to a 30-day secluded retreat. The group will be limited to 10 persons with substantial retreat experience and/or spiritual direction who are willing to commit to Spiritual Exercises for about 90 minutes a day.

For more information, or to apply, contact the retreat director, Prof. Emeritus James Skehan, SJ (Geology), at ext. 2-8312 or skehan@bc.edu.

Beginning Oct. 22, a 22-week Ignatian Spirituality in Student Life Retreat will be offered for sophomores and juniors. The retreats will take place in Lyons 210A each Thursday from 5-8:30 p.m. when class is in session until April 29. Further details are available through the World Wide Web , or from retreat director Assoc. Prof. Michael Connolly (Eastern and Slavic Languages), at ext.2-3912 or cnnmj@bc.edu.

The Advent Busy Staff Retreat - a directed prayer experience for employees within the daily activities of campus life - will take place on Mondays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Hall. In addition to the group session, participants meet individually each week with a director for guidance in scripture reading and prayer. A similar Lenten retreat will be held on Mondays from Feb. 15 through March 29.

To apply or obtain more information, contact Walter Conlan, SJ, at ext.2-8805 or ext.2-8185, or conlanwa@bc.edu. There also is a Web page about the retreats at http://www2.bc.edu/~conlanwa/busystaf.html.

An eight-week group retreat, Praying In An Ignatian Way, will be held on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. between Feb. 15 and April 12 in St. Mary's Hall. Up to 10 participants will learn skills that foster prayer and will be introduced to various prayer forms. For more information, contact Nancy Harring- ton at (508) 692-5181 or harringtonn@middlesex.cc.ma.us.

-Sean Smith

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