Oct. 6-8 (Fri-Sun)
Good Shepherd Retreat House
The 3-day closed retreat is a golden opportunity for the alumni to take a break from their hectic schedules and reconnect with their spiritual selves. All Xaverians, who continue to impact the development of Xavier School and the community at large, are invited to reflect on how they can improve their lives to measure up to the Xavier ideal of “men for others”.
This live-in spiritual exercise, shared with fellow Xaverians, is the most effective way for the alumni to be renewed in the Xavier ideals. It is a practice as old as Christianity itself, but one which was specially restored by St. Ignatius of Loyola in his “Spiritual Exercises”. In fact, the Society of Jesus was the first active religious order to make the practice obligatory. However, the Jesuits did not reserve these exercises for their exclusive use but regularly gave them to communities and individuals.
The principal reason for the successful impact of the cloistered retreat is its very necessity. “In the fever and agitation of modern life, the need for meditation and spiritual repose impresses itself on the Christian soul who desires to reflect on his eternal destiny and direct his life in this world towards God.”
The retreat master will be Fr. Ramon Bautista SJ, presently the Novice Master of the Jesuits. He has a doctorate in Spirituality from Heythrop College, University of London and is the author of two bestsellers, “Hearts Burning” and “A Way to the Desert”. The retreat will start Friday afternoon and end Sunday lunch and will entail some cost (room and board). The maximum number of participants is 30 pax so all those interested should reserve as soon as possible. To confirm and for more details, please contact Dobbin Tan (’81) at email@example.com.
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