A Jesuit Retreat with Rev. Howard Gray, S.J.

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A Jesuit Retreat with Rev. Howard Gray, S.J.

  • Special Projects, Georgetown University
12 Conferences (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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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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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • 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
About Your Presenter

Rev. Gray (1930-2018) was a nationally recognized expert on Ignatian spirituality and served as Special Assistant to the President at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 1989, Rev. Gray was Provincial for the Detroit Province and, from 1991 to 1995, Executive Director of the Detroit Province Spirituality Team. He was an Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Weston School of Theology from 1977 to 1983, and he served both as Dean and as an adjunct professor in spiritual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. During his long career, he also taught at Fordham and John Carroll Universities, Loyola University of New Orleans, and the University of Detroit Mercy. His many noteworthy publications include: An Experience in Ignatian Government and Studies in the Spirituality of the Jesuits.

As a young man, Rev. Gray earned a bachelor's degree in Latin from the Society of Jesus at Milford, Ohio and a Master’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago. From there, he would go on to earn licentiates in philosophy and sacred theology from West Baden College in Indiana. From 1965 to 1968, Rev. Gray completed his doctoral studies in English as...

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Howard Gray is a dependably excellent writer and presenter.
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Howard Gray is a dependably excellent writer and presenter. Review by Jo Ann (Posted on 4/28/2016)
A fantastic introduction!
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Fr. Gray's coverage of this material is pithy and to the point. He carefully follows the Jesuit style of giving the listener one point to focus on during a given lesson, and builds on it beautifully. As the course unfolds, Fr. Gray develops the theme that our lives with God are pilgrimages, travels replete with inner discoveries. I have been blessed to have been spiritually formed by the Jesuits and Fr. Gray's approach is marvelously resonant. It's something of a homecoming, a renewal, and a tonic. For those new to the Jesuit approach, it is a fantastic introduction. Review by Michael (Posted on 9/3/2015)
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