Part 3 of a four-part Spiritual Wellness Series on Anger.
Retreat Description: Jesuit priest Father Paul O’Connor draws upon the wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola to provide a framework within which attendees will be able to identify the movements of anger within the heart and re-frame them as doorways to a deeper encounter with God.
Retreat Master: Father Paul O’Connor, S.J. is a Jesuit priest and the Director of Mission & Identity at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he is a retreat director, teacher, and presenter for a variety of Ignatian retreats, especially the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Father O’Connor has done extensive training in Ignatian spirituality and retreat direction. He conducts life transitions retreats, assists people with Ignatian discernment and decision making, and leads Ignatian retreats and programs with the homeless.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $35 per person. Lunch included.
Check-In: 11 to 11:30 a.m., ground floor of the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, 744 Walczer Way, Latrobe, PA 15650.
About the Series:
Life is full of challenges. We need help with: forgiveness; compassion; kindness; and also stress; polarization; divisions; and anger. There are no shortage of voices, methods, and ways of “hacking” our biology or our brains to help cope with many of these issues. But do any of those work for the long term?
The Saint Vincent Retreat program is offering a new series of Spiritual Wellness Days that provide insights from various disciplines and spiritualities as well as opportunities to build connections with God and others. The Spiritual Wellness Days will be offered on a quarterly basis for a full year. There are no quick fixes to life. These wellness days and the yearly focus allows you the space and time to understand the problem and tap into the solution—the love of God. Feel free to attend one, some, or all of these days of reflection designed to address the concerns of our day from a variety of perspectives.
People these days seem more upset than ever. In 2024, we will meet quarterly to talk about anger from not only the psychological/spiritual perspective, but through the lens of scripture. Anger is nothing new to this world. How we deal with our own anger and the anger of others will be viewed through Ignatian spirituality, and from the viewpoint of the ancient monastic fathers.