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Jesuit Week (Online) 26 July – 2 August

Jesuit Week in Knock: Finding God in the Mess of the Pandemic


You are invited to join us virtually for a week of prayer, meditation and scripture, connecting with ourselves, each other, creation and God.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Jesuit Week 2020 will take place online only.

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 page 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!


Daily Themes

Monday 27 July – The Glory of our Being

Tuesday 28 July – Woundedness

Wednesday 29 July – Becoming Unstuck

Thursday 30 July – Transforming Failure

Friday 31 July – Joy and Happiness

Saturday 1 August – From Small Seeds

Sunday 2 August  – Let Your Light Shine (morning session only).


The Lord waits to be gracious to you’ (Is 30:18).

‘When we do not know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words’ (Rom 8:26). During the Retreat you will be prayed for also by the Knock Shrine Staff, the Prayer Guides and the Carmelite Sisters.