‘Ignatian spirituality’ series coming up

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QUEZON City, June 4, 2014—Those who want to deepen their spiritual lives the “Ignatian way” are invited to attend a series of recollections organized by the Christian Life Community of the Philippines (CLCP) with the CLC Formation Institute (CLCFI).

Called “Consciousness Examen: A Date with Ignatius”, it features a short but powerful method of reflecting on “how God has been present in one’s daily life” by enabling one to review “past thoughts, words, actions, and omissions to ascertain their conformity with, or deviation from, what is moral”.

Referring to the Examen, Pope Saint Pius X noted, “The excellence of this practice and its fruitfulness for Christian virtue are clearly established by the teaching of the great masters of the spiritual life.”

The recollection series targets anyone interested in learning a “practical and effective means of gaining an awareness of the Divine”.

Spanish mystic St. Ignatius of Loyola, who had perfected the Examen, realizing its supreme importance, included it in his “Spiritual Exercises” where he cites in detail its various forms.

The Consciousness Examen follows five simple steps, each of which is set to be discussed as scheduled:

  • Thanksgiving – June 14, 2014
  • Prayer for Light – July 12, 2014
  •  Examen – August 9, 2014
  • Contrition and Sorrow – September 13, 2014
  • Hopeful Resolution – November 8, 2014

The “Thanksgiving” recollection on June 14, 2014 will be held at the School of Management Room 211 of the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The exact venues for the remaining recollection sessions are to be announced soon.

Participants are encouraged to attend mass after each recollection session.

To sign up, visit http://www.clcphilippines.org/dwi-2014/.

For inquiries and other concerns, contact event coordinators Djay Bustamante or Ybonne Chua at (02) 426-0074 to 75; 0915-8005-368; and clcfi@admu.edu.ph. (Raymond A. Sebastián)

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