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Online Summer Retreat at Villa Loyola


Theme: Who is Jesus Christ? Exploration of the 'I Am' sayings of Jesus


Dates: August 17-21, 2020


Who is God? When Moses asked that question before the burning bush more than 3,000 years ago, the mysterious response was 'I AM'. A millenium later, that strange name received a face, and that face began to teach. In the sixth chapter of John's gospel, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, left a series of statements about his identity, known as the seven 'I AM' sayings. Enigmatic yet meaningful, they elaborate the identity, personality, and intention of the God-with-us. Drawing from the natural world and the Old Testament, the seven images offer a rich understanding of the nature of Jesus.


I invite you to join me on Zoom for this five-day retreat. We will explore all seven of the 'I AM' sayings with a daily 9:00am conference, Eucharist at 2:00pm and time for sharing at 7:00pm. Personal direction can be offered through Skype. Following the arc of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, the retreat will provide points for meditation, with the goal of bringing about our deeper transformation in the light of Christ and into the embrace of our Creator.


Director: Father John O'Brien, SJ

Cost: Free. Tax receipts will be given for donations made to Villa Loyola.

Registration: By email at loyola@isys.ca

Paroisse Ste. Bernadette Parish

45 Spruce Avenue,

Elliot Lake, Ontario

P5A 2B7

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