Advent with Saint Ignatius

Begins Tuesday, November 29 at 5:30 PM

What does Saint Ignatius have to teach you about Advent? You’d be surprised!

Join others each Tuesday during Advent and learn from the master of spiritual direction how you might find a new direction this Advent. Throughout the four weeks, you’ll learn how to :

  • Use the discernment of spirits in your daily decisions
  • Properly respond to consolation and desolation
  • Use imagination and colloquy in prayer
  • Put into practice the time-honored Examen
  • Practice various meditations based on the works of Saint Ignatius
  • And much, much more…

Companion Book

For those who want to take a deeper dive, there will be a companion book, Praying with Ignatius of Loyola. This book “integrates the life of Ignatius with principles of spirituality and offers… quotations, reflection questions, and poetry inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius.” In addition, it has 15 beautiful meditations, about four for each week during Advent.

A limited number of books have been purchased. Contact Deacon Scott Gilfillan if you would like to reserve one from him for $15. Otherwise, you can purchase your own copy at Praying with Ignatius of Loyola: Bergan, Jacqueline, Schwan CSJ, Marie: 9780829443523: Books

Schedule and meal

The program will begin on November 29 at 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM and continue each Tuesday during Advent. The location is Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Newton.  After a light meal, Deacon Scott Gilfillan will lead you through a presentation and discussion on Saint Ignatius of Loyola and ways he can enrich your Advent.


There is no charge, but the volunteers preparing the meals need an accurate meal count. Please email if you plan on coming to any of the evenings.

Please Note:
The location of this event is
St Joseph Catholic Church
720 W 13th St
Newton, NC

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty,

my memory, my understanding and my whole will.

All that I am and all that I possess You have given me.

I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will.

Give me only Your love and Your grace;

with these I will be rich enough,

and will desire nothing more.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola