Frequently Asked Questions
This is a 12-week retreat of Spiritual Exercise that is made independently via the Finding Christ retreat material with the option to join a random small group via the Journey with Ignatius app on your iOS device. We encourage groups to organize online meetings every week or two weeks at the discretion of the group, independent of the Institute. The Institute will host a presentation for all retreatants every two weeks while the overall program will be dependent upon one's own time and motivation.
This retreat is intended to be a 12-week experience. Although it can be done asynchronously at any time, we recommend joining a community that will be starting on October 11th and ending on January 1st, concurrent with the Journey with Ignatius app.
The retreat will for the most part be self-directed, using a Jesuit Source called Finding Christ in the World. We encourage participants to do this in a group. For those who do not have a predetermined group, you can join a random small group via the Journey with Ignatius app on your iOS device. The Institute will host a presentation every two weeks for all retreatants while the overall program will be dependent upon one's own time and motivation.
The retreat itself is free of charge. The only cost is the Finding Christ in the World booklet. To ensure that you receive the book by October 11th, please order the book as soon as possible, especially given the potential shipping delays related to COVID-19.
All orders purchased and shipped from Jesuit Sources will come with either a USPS or FedEx tracking number. Please use the tracking number on your order shipment confirmation email to track the status of your order. Once your package has entered the courier's tracking system you will see the package move throughout their system until it is delivered. If you think your package should have arrived, or if you see that the package appears to have stalled, or is not moving through the courier's system, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with the courier service until your package is received.
The Manresa retreat is a 12-week virtual retreat experience that can be done asynchronously. The Journey with Ignatius app is a 12-week virtual pilgrimage experience that will take place October 11 - January 1. We strongly encourage retreatants to download the app and participate in the pilgrimage for an additional community experience, while beginning your retreat and pilgrimage on the same day of October 11th. For those who would like to be assigned to a random small group, this can be done through the app as well.
Yes, we strongly encourage participants to form their own small group for faith sharing.