Adult Formation

New Formation Opportunities For Adults

Praying the Gospels: Ignatian Contemplation.

Each week, immediately following the conclusion of the Sunday service, a group of your fellow parishioners will be gathering in the chapel to pray that week’s Gospel passage using a spiritual discipline developed by St Ignatius of Loyola five centuries ago as part of his Spiritual Exercises. In this type of contemplation, we place ourselves within the Gospel stories, thereby allowing the events of Jesus’ life to be present to us right now. It is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions. It is a form of prayer that is at once powerful and easy. Each session should last approximately 30 minutes. For more information, talk to Pat Sprague or email formation@stjohnsbangor.org.