“But who do you say that I am?”  

In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, we hear Jesus ask the question, “who do you say that I am?” How would you answer? You might wonder, does Jesus even care about my personal response?  

Jesus desires for us to know him on a personal, intimate level.  

More than simply head knowledge, Jesus desires us to know him with our hearts, souls, and mind. We know this through the words, emotions, and actions of Jesus himself. When you look at how he lived, his years in public ministry, and his words, it becomes clear that Jesus did the hard things. Jesus saw the needs and deepest desires of peoples’ hearts and drew near to the struggling, the broken, and those in need.  

Now it’s your turn to draw near to him.  

Let us walk with you to a deep, intimate encounter with Christ.

We are inviting you to join our community as we journey together to better know, to love, to follow Jesus. This six-week virtual retreat, beginning on Monday, September 11, and ending on Sunday, October 22, is an invitation to know, love, and follow Jesus in a deeper and more intimate way. We invite you to intentionally pause, pray, and embrace a path of intentionally encountering Christ. 

This unique online retreat, based on the 500-year-old wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola provides an individual retreat experience within a virtual community of faith.  
Leaning on the second week of the Spiritual Exercises and seeking the grace to better know, love and follow Jesus, we will dive into Gospel scriptures using the prayer tool of Ignatian Contemplation. Along with community support, we’ll walk with you through a plan for daily prayer, NEW guided audio prayer reflections, guided Ignatian meditations, and other spiritual tools. Each week there will be an opportunity to gather and share the graces of the retreat on a community wall. 
The purpose of this retreat is to provide you accompaniment and a plan to get to know Jesus more intimately, to love him more intensely, and to follow him more closely. Each of the six weeks of the online retreat focus on a different grace: 

  • Week 1: To be open to an intimate encounter with Jesus 
  • Week 2: To know Jesus loves me unconditionally and calls me to be part of his mission 
  • Week 3: To know Jesus hears my cries and wants to tend to them 
  • Week 4: To know Jesus sees all of me and seeks to forgive and heal me 
  • Week 5: To know Jesus desires intimacy with me and seeks to reveal himself to me throughout my life 
  • Week 6: To know that Jesus calls me specifically and in a particular and unique way 

Together with our team of Ignatian prayer guides, we will help you more intimately encounter Jesus and gain a closeness that will bring more clarity to how you live that in the world. 


  • Journey with an international community 
  • LIVE Community Zoom Calls 
  • Audio replays of the LIVE Zoom Call 
  • Access to the Go Deeper Prayer Resource Library 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Anchor into Jesus’ promises you are not alone, you are worthy, and you are desired 
  • Deepen your relationship with Jesus with an accessible plan for prayer in daily life  
  • Discern how you are uniquely called to follow Jesus  
  • Ground yourself in the Gospel scriptures and the words of Jesus 

Your Retreat Team | Ignatian Ministries

Bringing together decades of ministry and lived experience of contemplative prayer, Kathy Powell, Becky Eldredge, and Deena Pavinato know what it's like to make room for God in the busyness of real life and get to know Jesus in a personal way. We each bring our unique gifts to accompany you deeper in your relationship with Christ. Come let us guide and accompany you! Find out more about our ministry at beckyeldredge.com.

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  Getting Started: Introduction
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  Journeying Together
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  Week 6: Jesus Who Sends Us Forth
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the retreat start and finish?

As soon as you register, you will receive a welcome email with access to the Getting Started module to prepare you for the retreat. The retreat officially starts on Monday, September 11 and ends on Sunday, October 22. Each week's material will be available the Sunday prior. Please note that the content will be released according to Universal Time (UTC) rather than your personal time zone.

How does the retreat work?

This unique online retreat provides an individual plan for prayer, incorporating contemplative prayer methods. Each week includes a guide for prayer, with a daily guided prayer reflection or suggested scripture. This prayer time can happen according to your schedule. At the end of each week, there will be a pause to review the prayer of the week and opportunity for sharing on the Community Wall.

What is the expected time commitment for this retreat?

Plan to set aside 15-20 minutes for daily prayer and reflection. Though the retreat runs from September 11 - October 22, you will have access to the material until December 16.

What supplies will I need for this retreat?

Supplies needed for the retreat: Computer, tablet or smartphone, a prayer place, Bible, Journal, Weekly prayer guide (will be provided), a Binder/folder to keep your weekly prayer guides.

How can I access this course? Is there an app?

The course platform is Teachable. If possible, please opt into emails from Teachable so that we can send updates and notify you that new content is available. You can access the course through logging into Teachable.com on a computer or laptop. There is also a free Teachable iOS app for Apple devices. Note that through the app, you will not have access to the community wall and will have limited access to the handouts.

What if I cannot download my handouts?

If you are having trouble downloading the handouts, please reach out to us at [email protected].