• Lake View Rooms (Shared Washrooms) – CAD $495.00
  • Private Room (Double Bed; Shared Washroom) – CAD $415.00
  • Commuter – CAD $245.00

Date & Time Details: Starts Oct 14, 2022, 3:00PM Completes Oct 16, 2022 1:00PM

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Where Am I Most Alive? Ignatian Retreat Part 2

With Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.

October 14 - 16, 2022

Praying with Ignatius of Loyola to identify your deepest desires and how God animates your life.

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

This stand-alone weekend retreat will explore the wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola and engage some of the essential prayer methods and discernment tools he popularized in the Spiritual Exercises.  Learning how to pray in this way will help you begin to discern where you are most alive and where and how God animates your life. This retreat is geared toward people new to Ignatian spirituality, 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 or seeking an opportunity to reflect on their life.  This semi-silent retreat will follow a rhythm of inspiring talks, silent time for individual prayer, small group spiritual conversation, and will offer a communal prayer through scripture and song, breaks offering fresh food, and plenty of time to rest and explore the lake, gardens, and grounds of the retreat center.  Participation in Part 1 of the retreat is not required to participate in Part 2. 

This retreat will be offered for in-person participants only unless provincial health guidelines require otherwise.


Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.
Catherine is the Director of Spiritual Formation, Retreats and Christian Life Community and served as the Parish Synod Coordinator at St. Mark’s Parish in Vancouver. A member of the UBC Catholic Chaplaincy team, she guides spiritual formation and discernment through Christian Life Community (CLC), a worldwide lay apostolate rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Recognized as an international speaker and retreat director, Catherine directs the Spiritual Exercises and offers general spiritual direction.  A former attorney, editor and grant writer, Catherine is passionate about seeking and finding God in all things. She received her Master of Divinity from…
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