Gud i alle ting – Aadalen Retraete

This programme introducing Ignatian Spirituality is the first time I’ve led via zoom while everyone else is in the retreat house in Jutland. I’m very well supported by Johannes, Heidi, Peder, Bente, Pia and Benedicta – the home team. The Powerpoint presentation for this workshop can be downloaded here. God in All Things 2020 The prayer[…]

Beyond the Empty Tomb 6: Saul on the Damascus Road

Podcast Script Listen to the podcast here Beyond the Empty Tomb 6 – Saul on the Damascus Road   31 May: Acts 9.1-19 Saul on Damascus Road Welcome to ‘Beyond the Empty Tomb’ Weekly podcasts providing a led meditation on the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus. Today’s Resurrection appearance is from acts 9.1-19: Jesus appears to[…]

Beyond the Empty Tomb 5: Breakfast on the Beach

Podcast Script John 21.1-19 Unfortunately my script has gone to the great data scrapheap in the sky for reasons I can’t fathom, though I do realise I should have saved the document before it evaporated from my computer desktop! Listen to the podcast here Podcast: 5 Breakfast on the Beach   Reflections The challenge with[…]

Beyond the Empty Tomb 4: Thomas

Podcast Script Listen to the podcast here https://www.buzzsprout.com/970834/3662692   John 20.24-29 Thomas Welcome to ‘Beyond the Empty Tomb’ Weekly podcasts providing a led meditation on the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus. Today’s Resurrection appearance is from John 20 Jesus appears to Thomas, the disciple who had asserted he would not believe in Jesus’ resurrection until he[…]

Beyond the Empty Tomb 3: Mary meets her risen son

Podcast Script Listen to the podcast here https://www.buzzsprout.com/970834/3580060  3 May: Jesus and his mother Mary Welcome to ‘Beyond the Empty Tomb’ Weekly podcasts providing a led meditation on the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus. Today’s Resurrection appearance is Jesus appearing to his mother, Mary.  There is no direct scriptural mention of this resurrection appearance, but recognition of this happening[…]

Beyond the Empty Tomb 2: The Emmaus Road

Podcast Script Luke 24.13-35 Emmaus Road Welcome to ‘Beyond the Empty Tomb’ Weekly podcasts providing a led meditation on the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus.Today’s Resurrection appearance is from Luke 24.13-35 Jesus appears to the disciples on the Emmaus road. The symbols I suggest you use with this meditation are a cross that you can hold in[…]

Preparing for the Spiritual Exercises

I’ve used John Veltri’s ‘Orientations’ to take people through the Spiritual Exercises. Of the various adaptations of the Exercises for the 19th Annotation that I have used, this is my preferred option. All the resources are online but some of the key elements are: Prayer exercises to help someone prepare for the Exx: http://orientations.jesuits.ca/bob/page5.htm#77 The[…]

Consolation and Desolation

Ignatius defines these terms in a very specific way, that is different to their common usage. This makes it important when using the terms to be clear about their meaning. One really helpful explanation which I have been reminded of since writing my book comes from understanding the spanish / french roots of the words. consolacion –[…]

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