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‘Nourishment For A Hungry Heart’


Jesuit Week At Knock Shrine

Sunday, 23 July – Sunday 30 July, 2023


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The theme for Jesuit Week 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!

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.

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



Schedule For Jesuit Week 2023


Sun July 23rd:

19-30 –20.00: Opening Talk Parish Church


Mon–Sat July 24th–29th:


09.40: Morning Prayer

(Taize Room)


10.00 – 10.25: Presentation of the day’s Theme

(Taize Room)


10.25 – 11.00  Private prayer and reflection


11.15—11.45: Small Group Facilitation on the Theme

(Group Rooms in Prayer Centre – not live streamed)


12.00: Eucharist in Basilica

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


16.00—16.10: Introduction to Prayer using an Ignatian Theme

(Taize Room)


16.10–16.45: Private Reflection and Prayer followed by facilitated sharing.

(Taize Room – not live streamed)


20.40 – 21.00: Guided Evening Prayer/ Examen (Apparition Chapel)

or   20.30 – 21.00 Group Review of the Day (Taize Room, Prayer Centre)


Sunday July 30th:

CLOSE OF THE WEEK: Morning Program will run the same as during the week:

Morning Prayer, Presentation, Facilitation/Review, and Eucharist. Retreat ends with Mass at 12 noon.


Spiritual Direction will be available for those who wish.
Daily registration throughout the week.



There is no charge for any event. Donations welcome.