Silent Directed Weekend Retreat with Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté, SJ

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“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31)

WHAT IS A RETREAT? A retreat gives the opportunity to spend time in prayer and contemplation away from the demands of our lives. It has the potential to moves us more deeply into God’s transforming love, which is at the heart of His creative work.

IS IT NEW? No, Moses, Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Paul and Jesus himself all spent time away from the crowds in a “desert” place. The practice has been followed in the centuries since by Christians in all traditions of faith.

WHAT HAPPENS? Worship, reflection and prayer. Time to walk, sleep, read and rest in God. In a Directed Retreat, participants meet with a Spiritual Director daily. The Director will listen attentively to you and help you to reflect on your experiences and discover how God is inviting you to come to know Him better.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME? A desire to know more of God.

SILENCE? We have so many voices, roles and tasks competing for our attention. Silence helps us to minimize distractions so that we can connect with God in a more intimate way. 

FR. CHARLES POTTIE-PÂTÉ, SJ is originally from Nova Scotia with Acadian roots. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1959 and has completed 54 years as a Jesuit. Fr. Charles has been giving Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola since 1970 in one form or another, accompanying people in their journey of faith. He has been in the Calgary diocese since September of 2011 and his ministry involves the continuation of his work with Ignatian Spirituality including Spiritual Exercises, retreats, spiritual direction, as well as ministry with Christian Life Community and pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Calgary.

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Silent Directed Weekend Retreat with Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté, SJ

at FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre

  • Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 (3 days)


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