How would you like to join one of America’s leading Jesuits in a retreat you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?
These 12 presentations from internationally renowned, Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., are designed for prayer. The aim is to help individuals or groups enter into the experience of prayer as laid out in the classic, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises offer not a book to be read but a set of guidelines to discover the meaning of God in one’s life. As you experience Rev. Gray's retreat, you will get to know God, Christ, and yourself better.
Enjoy these talks at home, while driving, or with others. Explore these spiritual guidelines anew and reflect, along with Rev. Gray, on your relationship with God and others and your understanding of yourself.
Ignatius talks frequently about the interior knowledge that should constitute the grace of the Exercises. This interior knowledge consists of an affective appropriation of the life and teaching of Jesus into your own personality so that you can live a life of more dedicated and effective discipleship. In that sense of committed discipleship, the Spiritual Exercises are a call to ongoing conversion, not simply from sin to ethical living, but to a conversion of basic attitudes and values that never cease developing. The Ignatian ideal is one of life-long commitment to making the gospel contemporary, a guideline for all ages.
In the Ignatian process people walk through the revelation that founds Christian faith, guides its hope and inspires its love. In this retreat, you will undertake that pilgrimage. Throughout the stages of this journey you will be confronted with the personal meaning of creation; sin and forgiveness; the person and mission of Jesus; His Passion, Death, and Resurrection; and the challenge about what impact these have in one’s own life.
As you embark on this Ignatian pilgrimage, you will be led to a freedom that calls you to self-donation for a world that reflects the peace, justice, and love preached by Christ.
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About Your Presenter
Howard Gray, S.J., is presently the Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Georgetown University. Prior to this position, he has served in a number of leadership positions within the Jesuit community, including Provincial Superior, Formation Director, Tertian Director and Rector of university and formation houses. He has lectured nationally and internationally on Ignatian spirituality. His has written extensively on Ignatian spirituality, ministry and the apostolic mission of Jesuit high school and universities. He is a well-known director of Ignatian retreats in the USA, East Africa and East Asia. He earned a bachelor's degree in English and classics, a licentiate in philosophy and a licentiate in sacred theology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin.Fr. Gray has received five honorary degrees, the Georgetown Bi-Centennial Medal, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Award and the Xavier University's Leadership Medallion. He served as the Vice President of the Major Superiors of Men from 1985-1988 and on the Papal Visitation of Seminaries in the U.S. from 1981-1987.
- A Guided Pilgrimage to God
- God’s Abiding Love for Me
- Confronting the Wounded Reality of our World
- To Become People of Mercy
- The Call of Christ
- The Hidden Years of Jesus
- Making Christ-like Choices
- The Mission of Jesus: To Be with People
- Hospitality the Way Jesus Ministered
- The Last Days of Jesus
- The Resurrection as a Ministry, Not a Spectacle
- Finding God in All Things