The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a
transforming nine month retreat experience in everyday life.

Now accepting applications for 2017-18 retreat!

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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’

Spiritual Exercises

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.
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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.

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SEEL Retreat

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.

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