Giving Witness: a practicum to guide the Spiritual Exercises in parish, school, church, and retreat house

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What is the Practicum?

This is a workshop providing instruction and formation for planning and giving talks rooted in Ignatian spirituality in parish missions, days of reflection, or preached retreats. The practicum will offer instruction and one-to-one mentoring regarding:

  • identifying what audiences want and need
  • developing themes and flow of presentation 
  • formulating and framing presentations and talks
  • best practices for use of hand-outs, technology, artwork, music, liturgies and sacramental symbols.
How is the Practicum presented?

During the practicum participants will:

  • attend plenary presentations
  • have ample time to work in small groups and individually
  • formulate and write presentations/talks
  • meet one-to-one with experienced mentors
  • be expected to prepare presentation/talk  
  • have opportunity for daily Eucharist and prayer
Who are the presenters?

The practicum features experienced presenters, including:

Anthony Borrow, S.J.
Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.
Carol Atwell Ackels

....and more to be announced soon

Who will attend the Practicum?

The practicum is designed for Jesuits, priests, religious sisters and brothers, and lay persons currently involved, or moving into, offering:

  • presentations/talks on ignatian identity to faculty and staff at Catholic schools and parishes, especially Jesuit institutions
  • parish missions, catechetical formation
  • days/mornings of reflection for parish, school, church, retreat house, or other organizations.

Participants will have made their own retreat experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

When is the Practicum?

July 24-27, 2017

Arrival: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 24
Opening Mass: 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 24
Departure: following lunch Thursday, July 27

Cost: Two options available

Option One: Workshop Only

  • includes all workshop materials
  • includes lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House 
  • Registration fee (non-refundable):    $50
    • + program fee:   $150
  • Total Cost: $200

Option Two: Workshop with room and board at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House

  • includes all workshop materials
  • includes all meals at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
  • includes private en suite room with linens provided
  • includes access to all campus facilities at beautiful Montserrat 
  • Registration fee (non-refundable):   $75
  •      +program and room and board:   $325
  • Total Cost: $400

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Dates: 
Monday, Jul.24, to Thursday, Jul.27, 2017