8 Day Silent Directed Retreat: Meeting Christ Face to Face
Spiritual Directors: Susan Ballotti; Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ;
Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD; Carlos Obando
A traditional, 8 Day, silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
6:00pm Friday, October 16 to 1:30pm, Friday, October 23, 2020
*Start time may be changed, please check-in closer to the event for a time update
Meeting Christ Face to Face is this year’s theme for our annual 8-Day Guided/Directed Retreat. This traditional, silent retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude and prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and one’s personal faith journey. The schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a retreat director), and celebration of daily Eucharist.
After traveling the world as a military family, Sue Ballotti, her husband John and two daughters settled in southern California in 1981. Sue spent several years in parish ministry as a catechist, RCIA Director and parish staff member at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita. Upon retiring, Sue studied at Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico for her certificate in Spiritual Direction. She also completed the Spiritual Direction program at Mt. St. Mary’s Center for Spirituality in Los Angeles. Father Joe Miller, SVD works in Spiritual Formation, Retreat Ministry, hospital chaplaincy and Mission Animation. Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ is a Daughter of Mary and Joseph of Ugandan Origin. She specialized in Social Ministry in Mission, Project Management, Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator. She has served in her Order as a Teacher, Social Worker, Formator and in Leadership on the Africa Province and General levels of her Order. She also works as a social worker with formerly incarcerated men at the transitional houses -Francisco Homes in Downtown Los Angeles. A native of Costa Rica, Carlos Obando immigrated to the United States in 1966. His ministry has taken him to several parts of the United States, teaching and giving retreats, and he is especially active in teaching pastoral leadership and giving spiritual direction in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Orange. Carlos joined the full-time staff of LIS as an Associate Director in the summer of 2014, responsible for overseeing all our Spanish-language programs. He also teaches in the Institute for Pastoral Ministry of the Diocese of Orange, and the Center for Religion and Spirituality of Loyola Marymount University.