Finding God in the Dark:
Capturing the Fourth Week of the
Spiritual Exercises (an online experience)
Beginning September 20th!
What is it?
Through the medium of films we are offered an opportunity to enter into a contemplative experience. These films will help us explore the themes of God's constant compassionate mercy and deep love for us. And the knowledge that no matter what, God's love for us remains despite our humanity and even more so when we have not experienced love or feel we have failed.
Four series' comprised of three films each will be offered throughout the year. Each series represents one of the four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola where he invites us to contemplate using the creative energies of our imagination. To learn more about the themes of each of the four weeks of the Exercises, please click here.
This program is open to all regardless of their experience with Ignatian spirituality or contemplation. This format is offered for those wishing to experience all four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises. However, one does not need to participate in all of the series' or all of the films to benefit from the experience. All are invited to participate in whatever manner works best for them.
How will this work?
Each person, in their own time and in the comfort of their own home, will watch the film guided by reflective prompts sent to them prior to the meeting date. A facilitated meeting on the dates listed, will allow participants to explore the themes of the featured films through group discussion and personal sharing.
Where can I view the featured films?
You can watch through free and paid streaming services like YouTube, Netflix or HBO, or by renting through platforms like Amazon Prime, AppleTV+, etc.
$25 for all 3 sessions or $10 for each one
Online via Zoom
Wednesdays (see dates next to each film)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
Click on each title for information about the film, trailers, ratings, and streaming options.
September 20, 2023
In the first week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius leads us to an understanding that, though we are not special or deserving, we are loved. The realization of that love transforms our lives and, hopefully, engenders deep trust and love not for him but for others as well.
September 27, 2023
In the first week of the Spiritual Exercises, we come to understand that sin entered the world through
Adam and Eve, but it continues through us. The pride that led Adam and Eve to want to be Gods still
leads us to want to be better than others and is so strong that we can hurt one another to feed the
needs of our egos.
October 4, 2023
In the first week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius asks us to repeat certain contemplations. In some
cases, it is to go deeper and in other cases it is to understand our spiritual condition. We explore what
we can learn in repetition.
Week 2 Series Dates
November 1, 8, 15, 2023
Week 3 Series Dates
February 21, 28, March 6, 2024
Week 4 Series Dates
May 8, 15, 22, 2023