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Ignatian Discernment: Understanding God's Call with Fr. Nicholas Amato

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Father Nicholas Amato will lead us in discussion and reflection on Ignatian Discernment.  

The key objectives of the day will be to:

  • Recall the stepping stones in my own spiritual life
  • Consider the 3 ways that Ignatius used to understand God's will for him
  • Better understand how I have used each in making my decisions
  • Better understand where God is calling me

The Flow of the Day

9:30    Fellowship
10:00  Session 1: Ignatius' Life and Development of Discernment
12:15    Personal Silent Reflection or Mass in the Chapel  
            (There is a weekly Public Mass on Tues)
12:45   Lunch
1:15      Session 2: Ignatius' 3 Situations of Discernment
2:15     Break and Reflection Time
2:45    Session 3: Applying My Stepping Stones in Life to Ignatius' 3 Situations
3:30    Closing

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Fr. Nicholas Amato

Father Nicholas Amato is an Associate member of Mepkin Abbey. He has served more than 20 years as a pastor in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and is a graduate of the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC. He has studied at the Vatican and in Israel. His ministry includes directing contemplative retreats, preaching parish missions, and offering days of recollection. He has served as associate faculty at the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC and as a member of the Spiritual Formation Department at St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring. He has Masters degrees in Counseling and in Theology, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Administration.

Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

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