They are part of urban landscapes too. Most houses offer an assortment of spiritual renewal programs centered around Ignatian spirituality. For example, "guided" retreats for groups often center on a theme—which could be the Lenten journey, or men and women in recovery, or some other focus. There are also "directed" retreats made by individuals.
Meditation for Spiritual Renewal - Rabbi Paul Kipnes
This weekend, Ben will be attending a Chrysalis youth retreat with about 50 other local teens. The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. Not really knowing what to expect, Ben was a little nervous.
The mission of these programs is to empower leaders to be the hands and feet of Christ within local churches and reaching out into the world. The Walk to Emmaus is open to all Christian adults who desire a deeper relationship with Christ and wish to serve Him more effectively in the church and community. Likewise, Chrysalis is open to all teens and young adults ages 15 through
The experience is based on the Paschal Mystery of Christ. There is time for reflection on serious questions of life. This retreat experience offers participants the opportunity of forming Christian Community. On TEC, the message of Christ reaches not only the intellect but also the heart. Keep your eye out for upcoming studies in the bulletin.