Colloquys at Manresa

Contemplation means different things in different schools of spirituality. For Ignatians it meant becoming personally present through the imagination in an event in the life of Christ ( From A Method of Contemplation, Spiritual exercises of St.Ignatius, Loyola- Manresa Retreat House, Pickering, Ontario).

Mysteries walk- Manresa-Jan 2023

               On this visit to Mississauga by Sagar the family came with me to Manresa where we walked through the labyrinth and then we went to the Pickering waterfront. Applying the exercise of contemplation which should be closed with a colloquy – I told them how we can use the imagination in prayer to access to a deeper level of ourselves than we are generally conscious of.

In our personal journeys as a family, we have stayed in Biblical lands and Malta is the site of the shipwreck of St.Paul

A colloquy is simply a conversation – by speaking exactly as one friend speaks to another. So spend time in meditation, contemplation, imagination and speak to your Higher Power to express one’s desires, gratitude or needs.

Tree of Renewed Life-Manresa chapel- Jan 02,2023

The Labyrinth-Manresa-Jan 2023

Previous perspectives- Niagara Walk- 2013-January-Exploring local histories

Lodhi discussions- Delhi-2015 August

Later we walked to Pickering Waterfront

Remembering some discussions of yesteryears


About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal :
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