Sunset in Nanaimo Harbour
  • Standard Room (with a shared washrooms) – CAD $445.00
  • Shared Room (2 Single Beds; Shared Washroom) – CAD $375.00
  • Commuter Option – CAD $275.00

Date & Time Details: Starts: Apr 28, 2023, 3:30 pm Completes: Apr 30, 2023, 1:30 pm

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Hearts on Fire Ignatian Retreat Spring 2023

With Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.

April 28 - 30, 2023

“Were not our hearts burning within us?”(Luke 24:32) The disciples encountered the Risen Lord on the Road to Emmaus and that experience galvanized them. This Easter Season weekend retreat will explore the wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola and engage some of the essential prayer methods he popularized in the Spiritual Exercises. Learning how to pray with these tools will help you begin to discern what sets your heart on fire and how God animates your life. This retreat is geared toward people new to Ignatian spirituality as well as those who wish to dive deeper into their experience of the Exercises and anyone in between who may be discerning the next steps in their life. The semi-silent retreat will follow a rhythm of inspiring talks, silent time for individual prayer, small group spiritual conversation, and breaks offering fresh food and plenty of time to rest and explore the lake, gardens, and grounds of the retreat center.


Praying with Ignatius of Loyola to discern how God animates your life


Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.
Witnessing people fall in love with God in their own unique way energizes me. My passion is to catch people where they are most alive like a kingfisher of souls (Matthew 4:19). My ministry in Ignatian spiritual formation helps people identify that place within themselves where God has planted their deepest desires. I encourage people to invite God to animate their lives so their good and holy desires come to fruition and they flourish in fullness of life (John 10:10). – Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div., Retreat Director Catherine is the Director of Spiritual Formation, Retreats and Christian Life Community and…
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