Online Summer Retreat

Theme:  Who is Jesus Christ? Exploration of the 'I am' Sayings of Jesus

Who is God? When Moses asked that question before the burning bush more than 3000 years ago, the mysterious response was "I AM". A millennium later, that strange name received a face, and that face began to teach. In the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, left a series of statements about his identity, known as the seven “I am” sayings. Enigmatic yet meaningful, they elaborate the identity, personality, and intention of the God-with-us. Drawing from the natural world and the Old Testament, the seven images offer a rich understanding of the nature of Jesus.

I invite you to join me online with Zoom for this five day retreat. Together we will explore all seven of the “I am” sayings, with a daily 9 am conference, Litturgy of the Word at 2 pm and time for sharing at 7 pm. Personal direction can be offered through Skype. Following the arc of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the retreat will provide points for meditation, with the goal bringing about our deeper transformation in the light of Christ and into the embrace of our Creator.

Director: Fr. John O'Brien, s.j.

Dates: Monday August 17 to Friday August 21,  2020

Cost: Free.  Tax receipts will be given for donations made to Villa Loyola

Registration by email: loyola@isys.ca .

Virtual Tour