Do you desire to:
- live a more empowered life guided by the Holy Spirit?
- Recognize God’s loving presence in your daily life?
- Pay attention to the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit?
- Make more Spirit-led decisions?
- Find more purpose and meaning in your life?
You are invited to participate in this 5-part Zoom series on Discernment.
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Here are some responses from those who have previously completed this program.
I’m looking forward to it! In fact, I can’t wait as I experienced the retreat you presented at Eastern Point with Fr. John Surrette at the end of August, 2019! It was life-changing!! Thank you so much .
The retreat “Is That You God” was a truly well-crafted and inspiring one. Ginny’s knowledge, understanding and love of Ignatian Spirituality provided a profound personal and group experience. Topics are presented in a relatable way that touch heart mind and soul. A variety of prayer experiences and multiple handouts as well as opportunity for personal direction from Ginny and group meetings provided a rich week of retreat.
Ginny, good luck with the retreat. I hope people take the opportunity to benefit from your offering.
Happy Christmas and abundant blessings in the New Year.
I found the talks illuminating, well thought out and beautifully delivered Virginia Blass is obviously in her element when explain aspects of Ignatian Spirituality. Her stories and examples offered further understanding and her handouts do a great job of complementing her presentations. I hope she will be invited back soon.
I found Virginia’s talks to be awe inspiring and life-sustaining!!! Ginny, with graciousness and magnanimous generosity of self. The talks were beautifully prepared and well-exampled. Ginny brought Ignatian teaching vividly and practically for our hearts and ears.
Talks have been a wonderful window into the depth of the Ignatian spirituality.
Virginia’s stories were nourishing and inspiring.
Excellent! Ginny is a gifted teacher with compassion.
Ginny is a 10+ presenter!
I welcome you to this retreat series on discernment. As a result, you will be better prepared to continue with a directed retreat (i.e. 5 or 8 days), if you desire. Looking forward to being with you.
About our Presenter: Virginia A. Blass, D.Min., M.A., M.Ed.
Virginia A. Blass, D.Min., M.A., M.Ed. is an experienced and certified Spiritual Director, preacher, retreat master, and author. Virginia has been engaged in ministry for over twenty-five years and offers spiritual direction, guided retreats, parish missions, parish programs, and consultation. She was also a Special Education teacher for many years. An important part of the past twenty years included caregiving and accompaniment for her parents and her sister, Joan.
Virginia has engaged in ministry in collaboration with both the Passionists and Jesuits of the Tri-Province for many years. She was Director of Spiritual Formative Ministries at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jamaica, NY. She has been on team in Retreat Centers in Calvary Monastery in Shrewsbury, Ma; Eastern Point Retreat Center in Gloucester, Ma; Campion Center in Weston, Ma; and Bishop Molloy Retreat Center in Jamaica, NY. She has also offered several retreats for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York.
Virginia has also developed several resources in areas of parish social outreach, retreats, and Ignatian Spirituality.
She is presently a member of the Passionist Preacher’s Mission Team and has offered parish missions with several Passionists over the years. Many may know of her Uncle, Fr. Vincent Youngberg, C.P. Virginia was very delighted to have preached a parish mission in Florida with Fr. Vincent.
Please note that all sessions in this series can stand alone. You are free to register only for the sessions that interest you. If you sign up for the whole series you will receive, for your convenience, Zoom links for all morning and evening sessions.
Session #1: January 6: either 9:00-10:15 am or 7:00-8:15 pm
Topic: What is the gift of Discernment? Why the gift of `Discernment’ is so important for us? Learn a ‘language of our souls” with the gift of discernment.
Session #2: January 13: either 9:00-10:15 am or 7:00-8:15 pm
Topic: How the Holy Spirit helps us; The Basic Fundamentals of Ignatian Discernment.
Session #3: January 20: either 9:00-10:15 am or 7:00-8:15 pm
Topic: Applications in Scripture and personal story for Discernment.
Session #4: January 27: either 9:00-10:15 am or 7:00-8:15 pm
Topic: The Making of Spirit-led decisions.
Session #5: February 3rd: either 9:00-10:15 am or 7:00-8:15 pm.
Topic: Daily Prayer Practices to increase our awareness of God’s loving presence in our lives; the experience of spiritual direction. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat House offers spiritual direction and retreats.
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