Toward Greater Freedom
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, explored frontiers by living at the intersection of practical work and big dreams. His frontier of faith encountered a busy God among a busy people challenged to balance activity with thoughtful reflection.
Parents and alumni have a unique opportunity to do what Ignatius did by exploring faith, relationships, and daily living through a retreat called “Toward Greater Freedom” based in Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises. Through the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius invites you to relish that interior space and come to know, rather than just know about, the source of your faith. These are exercises for the heart - an experience that engages the whole person inviting a total response to God, to self, to other persons, and to the events of daily living.
The Toward Greater Freedom retreat in every day life invites you to pray through a series of images and themes, and to share with retreatants where that experience takes you. Over 500 retreatants in the past seven years have met and prayed through this retreat finding fresh perspective, renewed hope, and deepening love in the journey. Parents of sophomore students are especially encouraged to participate because their sons will be praying with the same materials in theology class throughout the year.
Registration Deadline: 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4. SPACE IS LIMITED. EIGHT SMALL GROUPS AVAILABLE, BUT LIMITED TO 12 INDIVIDUALS EACH. SMALL GROUPS WILL FILL ON A FIRST-REGISTERED BASIS.
- Parents and guardians of sophomores, juniors and seniors of Jesuit Dallas
- Alumni of Jesuit Dallas
- JWA Members
- Personal prayer and exercises as directed
- Ten small group meetings September - May
- All materials provided
Opening Mass — Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. (Families are welcome)
Orientation — Saturday, September 7 at 4:45 p.m. (Attendance is required* for retreatants)
* If attendance is not possible, please contact MK Simion, program coordinator at 214-642-6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
$25 per person
Email MK Simion at email@example.com or call 214-642-6279.
Small Group Options
Meeting Dates: 09/23, 10/07, 11/11, 12/02, 01/06, 01/27, 02/17, 03/17, 04/07, 04/28
Small Group Meeting Times: 2 p.m. / 7 p.m. (women only) / 7 p.m.
Meeting Dates: 09/24, 10/08, 11/12, 12/03, 01/07, 01/28, 02/18, 03/18, 04/08, 04/29
Small Group Meeting Times: 10 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 7 p.m. (couples) / 7 p.m. (men only)
Meeting Dates: 09/25, 10/09, 11/13, 12/04, 01/08, 01/29, 02/19, 03/19, 04/09, 04/30
Small Group Meeting Times: 9:30 a.m.