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Ignatius Wisdom about Prayer & Eating
Led by: Rev. Elizabeth Delbridge
Date: Friday 23 March, 1.30pm – 3pm
This reflective workshop offers directors and givers of the Spiritual Exercises an experience of the Ignatian “Rules for Eating” as a resource for those we companion. Are the eight rules an anachronism from the sixteenth century or can they speak to twenty first century Australian society and offer a framework for life-giving decisions that contribute to spiritual freedom? How do we personally relate with food and drink? How do we decide what to eat? Is food a moral/political/environmental/spiritual issue? Hear what Ignatius says and consider what eating and drinking means in our continuing relationship with God.
Initially exploring one of the rules for ourselves we will then reflect together on what we noticed. We will explore whether these rules can be beneficial to those we companion and how we might introduce them.
Elizabeth Delbridge. B.A., B. SW., B.D., Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, Grad Dip Spiritual Direction.
Elizabeth is a trained Spiritual Director and Anglican Priest who left parish ministry to focus on offering spiritual direction. Elizabeth understands her vocation as “holding up the light” so looks for prayer practises that illuminate the spiritual life thus enabling people to see more clearly and live more deeply. She enjoys listening to music, especially piano, and creating an indigenous garden.