The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a transforming nine month retreat experiencein everyday life.
The SEEL retreat is offered annually from September to May. The retreat invites you to:
Develop a commitment to daily prayer – an hour a day is ideal
Meet with a spiritual director twice a month for an hour
Come together with other retreatants one Saturday morning a month at St. Joseph Church (Seattle) or St. Leo Church (Tacoma)
Those who benefit most from SEEL have:
An openness to spiritual growth and personal transformation
An established habit of prayer/meditation and desire to deepen their prayer
A desire to be reflective, seek God in all things, and to draw nearer to Jesus becoming a ‘contemplative in action’
St. Ignatius began writing the Spiritual Exercises beginning in 1522 at Manresa, Spain in response to a deeper understanding of his own experience of consolation and desolation. The Exercises are the foundational formation for every Jesuit but has also transformed countless seekers for nearly 500 years.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits in the 1500s, had a conversion experience as he was healing from a wound sustained in battle. He moved from seeking power and prestige to seeking God in all things and following the life-giving way of Jesus.
SEEL Retreats consist of nine monthly retreat mornings and include several presentations, quiet prayer time and small faith-sharing group time. Your attendance is very important to help ground you in the Spiritual Exercises and receive support in your individual spiritual journey.