For January 2017, explore Ignatian prayer at Church of the Redeemer. Make a 1400 year jump from the prayer practices found in the Didache, where we left off in December. Learn to find God in all things through prayer. Come to the Education Building at 6210 Northeast 181st Street, Kenmore, by 9:30 am. Classes are on January 8, 15, and 29.
This is open to everyone interested in having a deeper prayer life.
Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556) was a Basque who founded of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). He was a contemporary of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Teresa of Avila (and her protégé John of the Cross), and Thomas Cranmer. Ignatius found God in all things. His vision for religious life did not include monasteries, specific religious garb, nor the reciting of the Divine Offices. This was a radical departure from those who preceded him!
He encouraged his companions to review how they found God, the Holy Spirit, active in their lives. Ignatius taught very interesting ways to approach the Holy One.
Exploration of Ignatian prayer
In our exploration of Ignatian prayer at Redeemer, we will look at the following:
- The Morning Offering and the Daily (Evening) Examen on January 8
- Using imagination to delve into Scripture on January 15
- Three methods of discernment on January 29
(The Annual Meeting of the parish is on January 22. There won’t be a class that day.)
Come, taste and see.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.