Event Details

Ignatian Exercises

October 16, 2021 9:00 am
Lizy Stewart, Presenter

8-month retreat in daily living
with 5, one-day retreats at San Damiano
+ weekly Zoom sessions

Details Price Qty
8-month Spiritual Exercisesshow details + $1,250.00 (USD)  


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About the Event

Is God calling you to something new?

Have you been longing for new relationship with Jesus Christ as you discern a response of love to yourself, God, others and our world?  The experience of the 19th Annotation of the Ignatian Exercises might be right for you.  This is an eight month intentional and safe community to discern your deepest desires and cultivate interior freedom that allows responses of love. Lizy Stewart will be your guide and spiritual director.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed the Spiritual Exercises in the 1500’s. History reveals that Ignatius was nurtured by Franciscans. The Spiritual Exercises come out of his Franciscan spiritual practices of using the senses and imagery to deepen the soul’s experience of Scripture, discernment and relationship with God.

Click here for the full schedule  In summary, the format is as follows:

  • A discernment interview, which will be arranged after receipt of your completed application. (note: group size will be limited to 6)
  • Five retreats days consisting of group spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, in an atmosphere of natural beauty and peace at San Damiano.
  • Twenty-three weekly Zoom group spiritual direction sessions.
  • Seven individual spiritual direction sessions scheduled at the convenience of the participant and the spiritual director.

If you are interested, e-mail Lizy at m.elizabeth.lawhead@gmail.com to schedule a complementary discernment session.  Complete this questionnaire prior to your meeting.  Once you are welcomed into the group, please register for the program online and pay the fee. Or if you prefer to pay by phone, you may contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315 or 925-785-9850. Thank you!

About the Presenter(s)

Lizy Stewart

Lizy Stewart has been a spiritual director since 2005 after training at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. From 2007 to 2020, she went on to train and supervise spiritual directors and supervisors at Mercy Center. She has been directing the 19th Annotation of the Exercises of St. Ignatius since 2008. She loves companioning and directing the Exercises as she witnesses individuals come to new horizons and thresholds on their respective spiritual journeys. Lizy also leads retreats, teaches “Generous Living” workshops, and facilitates group spiritual direction, group supervision, and dream-work groups. She is committed to helping people become aware of and explore the movement of God.

Covid-19 Information

Effective August 3, 2021


• Masks are required indoors for ALL employees and guests.

For further details, the County Health Order is available HERE.