Mission and Identity Programs



Thursdays: January 18, 25, and February 1
Noon to 1 p.m.
Justice Hall Conference Room, Center for Mission and Identity
Lunch will be provided

The retreat will be an opportunity to reflect on WHAT we do here at Xavier and WHY we do it - both individually and as a community - and close with a quiet contemplation on the variety of gifts that flow into our lives and our grateful response.

Sessions will include time for quiet, personal reflection and group sharing. We'll look at what we actually do in light of the mission and how we do it. These reflections lead to a deeper appreciation of the rich variety of gifts we share in responding to the mission.

Facilitators for the retreat are members of the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) This is an eighteen month, national program to develop and support Ignatian partners to sustain the Jesuit Catholic character of the institution and help to carry it into the future.

Session 1: WHAT do we do? (How we animate the mission.)

Session 2: HOW do we do it? ("Circles of Reflection")

Session 3: WHY do we do it? (Mission Living Profile) The final session will be an opportunity for the participants to create a "Mission Living Profile" or a "Reflection Guide on Living Mission". This could serve as an instrument for individuals and/or groups to reflect on their daily routine and respond in gratitude for what is being done and to ponder what activities could be introduced to develop a sensitivity to and deepen an attitude of mission living.

The retreat is open to people of all faith traditions and spiritualities.

Direct questions to Br. Darrell Burns: burnsd1@xavier.edu

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