Setting the Captives Free - Discovering God in the ups and downs of every day.
- Monday 11th December 2023 - 4.00 pm – Thursday 14th December 2023 - 1.00 pm.
- £240 per person
- 24-Hour Rate
- Leader: David Wilmot
Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits and author of `The Spiritual Exercises`, has been called `the mystic of moods and thoughts` (Harvey Egan). In his Rules for Discernment, Ignatius addresses something that is fundamental in every life of faith: the alternations of joy and fear, peace and anxiety, hope and discouragement and offers us a way of receiving, understanding, and appropriately responding to what he calls the ‘different movements in the soul’.
Are we helpless in the face of such contrasting movements of the heart? Is there a way for us to understand this complex spiritual experience? Can we learn how to respond wisely to these changes in our hearts?
These few days are a gentle introduction to the wisdom of Ignatius and the art of what he calls `the discernment of spirits` in everyday living. The aim is to `set the captives free` (Timothy Gallagher).
David Wilmot is Chaplain at Rydal Hall and Priest in Charge of Grasmere and Rydal and until recently, a Spirituality Tutor for those in Training for Ministry.