• St Teresa's Parish

Jesuit Week in Knock: Finding God in the Mess of the Pandemic- an online retreat

You are invited to join people from all around the world virtually for a week of prayer, meditation and scripture, connecting with ourselves, each other, creation and God.

The speakers are Jim Deeds, co-author with Fr. Brendan McManus, SJ of ‘Finding God in the Mess’ and ‘Deeper in the Mess’, and Patricia McCarthy, co-ordinator of the Guided Prayer Ministry at Knock Shrine. Both are experienced retreat-givers steeped in the Ignatian tradition.

The sessions will include key features of Ignatian spirituality– personal engagement with scripture, reflection on our life-experiences, and making good decisions through discernment.

To take part, simply tune in via the Knock Shrine Facebook page or visit the Watch Live page on the Knock Shrine website ( where each session will be streamed live. You do not need to register or book: the sessions are free and open to all. ******

The Retreat will be introduced on Sunday 26 July at 8.30pm and will end on Sunday 2 August with the morning session.

There will be three 20-minute sessions each day at the following times:

10.30 am – Introduction to the day’s theme through story, prayer and scripture 4.00 pm – Guided Meditation 8.30 pm – Guided Examen (Review of the day) Join us every day if you can: together we will find God in the mess Find out more in the news section on the homepage of Knock's website

Find books by Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds online at

Jim Deeds - Gym For The Soul

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