Jesuit Week: July 23 – 29th

Jesuit Week will take place from  23-29 July, 2023


The theme for this year is ‘Nourishment for a Hungry Heart’


You are invited to participate in all the events this week, or to drop in for any session. The Week can serve as a Retreat for those who wish.

‘Come away and rest awhile’ was Jesus’ call to his over-burdened disciples (Mark 6:31) and today he invites us to take what space we can from our busy lives, so that our souls can catch up.  The Week will be a faith-fest, in which we can strengthen our confidence in our Christian calling in these demanding times. It will give an opportunity to listen to ‘the still small voice’ and experience healing and growth. By attending to the divine love-story at work in ourselves and our world, despite all obstacles, we will fall more deeply in love with God who loves us and is the origin of all that is good. A God of surprises awaits us!

Spiritual Direction will be available for those who wish, including retreatants. Daily sign-up. There is no charge for any event: donations welcome.

The Week will be led by an Ignatian Group, who will work as a Team, all of whom are qualified in Pastoral Ministry; female and male, younger and older, lay and Religious.


Schedule For The Week:

Sessions will be held in the Taize Room (in the Prayer Centre near the Book Shop) unless otherwise indicated, and will be live-streamed, as will the Eucharists in the Basilica.

Sun July 23: 19.30 –20.00 Opening Talk

Mon–Fri July 24–28

09.45: Morning Prayer (Taize Room)

10.00 – 10.30: Presentation of the day’s Theme (Taize Room)

11.15—11.45: Small Group Facilitation on the Theme (Group Rooms in Prayer Centre)

12.00 Eucharist in Basilica, with a short Reflection after the Gospel on how the Eucharist catches up the day’s Theme

16.00—16.20 Guided Prayer (live-streamed) (Taize Room)

17.20–17.50: Facilitated Sharing on Ignatian Insights on the day’s Theme (Taize Room)

20.30 – 21.00: Group Examen on how the Theme has come alive for us (Taize Room)


20.45 – 21.00 Guided Evening Prayer for those who wish (Apparition Chapel).

Sat July 29: CLOSE OF THE WEEK with Morning Prayer, Presentation, Facilitation/Review, and Eucharist.

Sat aft: Opening of the Creation Walk. Those attending will be invited to make the Walk, accompanied by Guides.



Mon July 24: The Infinite Love of God for Us

Tue July 25: ‘Who Do You Say I Am?’ The meaning of Jesus’ life for the history of humankind

Wed July 26: The Holy Spirit in our lives and in our synodal Church.

Thur July 27: Our Faith Provides Meaning for Our Lives.

Fri July 28: How God Copes with Sin, Evil and Suffering.

Sat July 29: Encountering God in Prayer, in the Sacraments, and in All Things