CIS news January 2017

From the Editor

We left 2016 behind us and just started a new year. Let us put our trust in the One who gives us true life by seeking first his Kingdom. Here are some upcoming events that might help you open up to Him.

Upcoming events …

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: struggling with faith

Weekend workshop - deepening of faith 

Around the campfire 
Fri 03 Feb 17 evening - Sun 05 Feb 17
Led by Fr Josef Briffa sj
Mt. St. Joseph Retreat House (Mosta)
Open to Young adults
Description: A weekend workshop on the biblical narrative of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Their story is one of growth, but also struggle with faith. The weekend includes sessions on the biblical texts, time for prayer and reflection, and the chance for sharing and discussion, even around a campfire. The event is particularly aimed at young adults and those who love the outdoors and a sense of adventure. The weekend is led by Fr Josef Briffa SJ, who is an archaeologist, scout chaplain, teaches Bible, and loves the outdoors. Participants may opt to sleep in a bedroom or in a tent.

Individually guided retreat

A journey in self-discovery and in search of God 

Walking on a labyrinth

Thu 09 Feb 17 evening - Sun 12 Feb 17 lunch
Led by Fr Christopher Vella sj & lay team
Mt. St. Joseph Retreat House (Mosta)
Open to all
Description: Do you yearn for some quiet time with the Lord? Do you wish to dig deeper or consolidate what you believe? Join this retreat which includes an individual daily discussion with one of the leaders, substantial time for personal prayer as well as "sharing" of experiences within the group.

Retreat for families

Countryside outings, prayers for parents and for whole family, sharing, relax as a family; separate programme for children.

A family

Fri 24 Feb 17 evening - Sun 26 Feb 17 after lunch
Led by Fr Paul Chetcuti sj
Manresa Retreat House (Gozo)
Open to Families
Description: How is your family evolving? Is it a happy family? What are the hindrances and the helpful solutions for your family to achieve your desired goal in today's world? The programme includes countryside outings, prayers, meditation, sharing within the group, time to relax as a family, prayers for adults and children together. A separate programme will be organised for children.

Introduction to the Spirituality of St. Ignatius

Deepening my relationship with God

St Ignatius

Fri 24 Feb 17 evening - Sun 26 Feb 17 lunch
Led by Fr Christopher Vella sj
Mt. St. Joseph Retreat House (Mosta)
Open to all
Description: Would you like to meet God personally, to open yourself to His calls and learn how to recognise his calls in daily life and to respond to them? Then this retreat is for you. We’ll have moments of guided prayer together, instructions on the spiritual life according to the legacy of St Ignatius of Loyola, times of personal prayer and personal accompaniment.

Seeking inspiration … 

The end of a year and the start of a new one is a privileged time. As I take a compassionate look at my past, I realise that I am still works-in-progress. My attentiveness, my faith, my motivation, my faithfulness have not always done justice to the gifts I have received.
But the end of a year ushers a new beginning and I take courage and energy from the fact that I am loved whilst journeying towards wholeness. May the Light of baby Jesus be a lamp for my next steps forward.
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