Advent Retreat: Meaning in the Waiting

Registration is Closed.

ISI is offering an online Advent retreat Meaning in the Waiting. Our purpose is to dedicate a little time in the busy days of Advent to prayer and reflection.

Retreatants will be provided materials to support their prayer. Then, we will come together on the Mondays of Advent, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. (Central Time). Our time together will include a brief retreat presentation, time for reflection, and opportunity to explore your experience with others.

Though there is no set cost for the retreat, ISI gratefully accepts retreat offerings to help defray expense and support our ministry. Our suggested retreat offering for this retreat is $100. We ask you to give what you can, more or less, and we trust the Lord to bless your generosity. 

Registration deadline for the retreat is November 22, 2021. Space is limited and will fill on a first registered basis. 

Retreat Director: 

Carol Atwell Ackels 

Carol is Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute. A spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, she serves as retreat director of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in various formats. She offers weekend retreats, the Exercises in Everyday Life, and one-to-one directed retreats at Jesuit retreat houses across the United States.  Carol regularly gives programs and days of reflection to parish and Church groups. She launched and continues to give workshops to shape persons, Jesuits and lay, who are moving into retreat ministry and spiritual companioning in the Ignatian tradition. Carol co-authored with Joe Tetlow, S.J. the twelve week Ignatian retreat Finding Christ in the World, and worked with Anthony Borrow, S.J. developing the Toward Greater Freedom retreat, an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises. Carol holds a J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas and a Master of Art in Theology and Leadership from Gonzaga University, Spokane. She and her husband reside in Dallas and are the parents of five adult children.