19th Annotation

19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationships with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about 30 days in solitude and silence. In recent years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises as a program for laypeople. The most common way of going through the Exercises now is a “retreat in daily life,” also know as the 19th Annotation, which involves an eight-month program of prayer and meetings with a spiritual director, following a pattern of meditation, contemplation, and scripture reading. Through this experience, retreatants come to a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives.

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This program is no longer accepting applicants. 

Participants must be committed to:

  1. One hour a day of private prayer
  2. A short period of reflection on prayer experience, taking notes of the insights one has received
  3. Meeting weekly:
    - Twice a month with a spiritual guide
    - On the intermittent weeks coming together for group prayer and discussion from 7 to 8:30 PM
 on Boston College’s Brighton Campus

There is no participation fee for this retreat.

 

Group Meeting Schedule 2021-2022
Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Simboli Hall Chapel (Brighton Campus)/Zoom

Date Agenda Location
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Orientation
Full group to participate in a whole group introduction. Books to be given out at this meeting. Participants asked to read up to page 38 for next group session.
Boston College Brighton Campus
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Small Group Dynamic
Overview upcoming Weeks 1 & 2
Boston College Brighton Campus
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 The Structure of the Ignatian Prayer
Review Weeks 1 & 2 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 3 & 4 
Zoom meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Review Weeks 3 & 4 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 5 & 6  Zoom meeting
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Review Weeks 5 & 6 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 7 & 8  Zoom meeting
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Review Weeks 7 & 8 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 9 & 10 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Transition to Second Week
Review Weeks 9 & 10 (Sharing)  Overview upcoming Weeks 11 & 12
Zoom meeting
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Review Weeks 11 & 12 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 13 & 14, Advent Christmas Mass Boston College Brighton Campus
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Review Weeks 13 & 14 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 15 & 16 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Review Weeks 15 & 16 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 17 & 18 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Review Weeks 17 & 18 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 19 & 20 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Review Weeks 19 & 20 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 21 & 22 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Panel on Discernment
Review Weeks 21 & 22 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 23 & 24
Boston College Brighton Campus
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Review Weeks 23 & 24 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 25 & 26 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Review Weeks 25 & 26 (Sharing) Overview of upcoming Weeks 27 & 28 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Review Weeks 27 & 28 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 29 & 30 Zoom meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Looking Beyond the Spiritual Exercises
Review Weeks 29 & 30 (Sharing) Overview upcoming Weeks 31 & 32
Zoom meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Gathering Our Graces and Closing liturgy Boston College Brighton Campus