Macau, Macau

On the road towards Spiritual Transformation



「默觀與領導力」課程 2021 | Contemplation and Leadership Course 2021

Topic: On the road towards Spiritual Transformation

-Session : Saturday 23 January 2021 at 15:00
-Venue: Jesuitas ( Largo de Santo Agostinho 4, Macau, Jesuitas )
-Instructor: Fr. Jaroslaw Duraj, S.J.
-Language: English /Mandarin

**Participants are advised to bring along comfortable clothing, if possible, a meditation mat.
**Participants are required to check their body temperature and to wear surgical face mask during the course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. **


In 2021, we shall prepare ourselves for the Ignatian Year starting from 20 May 2021 to 31 July 2022 to commemorate 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius he experienced in 1521 after being wounded from a cannon explosion and 400 years since the canonisation of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier along with St Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore of Madrid in 1622.

We have always used the Psalms as a special inspiration on our Contemplative Journey and for a better understanding of the whole Bible.  During the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 July 2022, we will lead you through the 150 Psalms together with the Gospel of John.  Each of us may contemplate 10 selected Psalms each month while we will suggest a selection of two Psalms about conversion and holiness and one chapter of the Gospel of St John, which will be the reference material for our monthly meeting.

During the Ignatian Year, our favoured Masters would be Ignatius Loyola, Francis-Xavier and Teresa from Avila.

Let us thus consider the Ignatian Year as a special opportunity to forge ahead with our Contemplative Journey. Try to reserve 15-25 minutes daily in your "prime time" for reaching deeper into silence. This will help us to experience our Contemplative Journey as an Ignatian retreat in daily life with the purpose to find out God's will in our life. As a starter it is suggested that we take Psalm 1 and the Prologue of the Gospel of St. John: 1,1-18 as a support of our "ox path". The symbol of the ox indicates the firm determination we aim at to forge ahead in our Contemplative Journey no matter how bumpy the road may be. We could consider the questions like: what is the purpose of my life in the light of contemplation, considering Psalm 1 and the Gospel of John 1,1-18?

-課堂: 2021年1月23日(六) | 下午3時正
-地點:耶穌會會院 ( 澳門崗頂前地4號 耶穌會會院 )



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