Welcome to “We wait with Joy and Hope”, a facilitated global virtual recollection for Advent 2021. All Ignatian educators are invited to pray together in preparation for Christmas.
“It prepares us to be open to the gifts that come with this season. It can draw us into the mystery of being not only waiting and preparing but also being hopeful for a better future”
Silence is so alien in this world which is often too noisy, which is not favourable to be in touch with our interior movements. This recollection is an inward journey, listening to the voice of God. In this time of preparation for Christmas, let us cultivate interior recollection so as to receive and keep Jesus in our lives. Advent can take us way beyond preparing for Christmas. It prepares us to be open to the gifts that come with this season. It can draw us into the mystery of being not only waiting and preparing but also being hopeful for a better future. We are in the Ignatian year. The cannonball moment of St. Ignatius invites us to look within during this Christmas Season, and have our own ‘Cannonball moments’ that lead us to a hope-filled future.
Format of the sessions
The global recollection for Advent 2021 offers two sessions. One session will be held online on December 16th, 2021 at 5:00pm GMT, and the second session will be held online on December 21st, 2021 at 9:00am GMT. You are welcome to choose the date that suits you best. Both sessions will be conducted in English.
Each session will consist of a 15-minute presentation by the Facilitators and 15 minutes to share your thoughts, reflections, and discernment in small groups with colleagues from around the globe.
Meet the facilitators for each session here and save your seat today! Limited spaces will be available!
Fr. Sunny Jacob SJ
Assistant to the Secretariat of Jesuit Education on Mission and Identity and Service to Faith (Rome) and Faith Formation Facilitator for Educate Magis, Galway.
Date: December 21st – 9:00 AM GMT (Check your local time)