Update on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Retreat via Podcast

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Retreat via Podcast began tonight (also see earlier post) and I found out a bit more about how this is going to work. The audio will be available at 8pm Eastern and 7pm Central Monday through Friday nights via BlogTalkRadio. You can listen to or download the file at BlogTalkRadio (here’s the link to the Spiritual Exercises Kickoff Show), subscribe to the show’s RSS feed, or subscribe to the iTunes podcast. But the audio will be available immediately at BlogTalkRadio;  it’ll show up on the iTunes feed generally about a day later. (Of course, after I posted this, I found that iTunes does have the first show up already at 9:48pm CT. Oy.) Gary keeps the file size small enough to make it easy to download but large enough for pretty good quality. (It’s spoken word so you can get away with that.)

I listened to the first part of the retreat while grabbing a quick dinner (at a place with wifi) on the way home from a few hours out on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood today. Now I’m home and as soon as I post this update, I’m going to finish listening and do the meditations, which aim at helping us discern God’s will in and for our lives. And, as they say, that’s just what the doctor ordered. Doctor of souls, that is.

After that, it’s beddie-bye time for me. I promised the dogs we’d go to the park in the morning before Mass, then it’s back to the sidewalk and 40 Days for Life. (Good thing I got new walking shoes today. My feet feel so much better!)

2 thoughts on “Update on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Retreat via Podcast

    1. Thanks, SR. :) It was a wonderful day yesterday, met new folks on the sidewalk, passersby were supportive (all but one but at least she only ignored me, she didn’t yell or anything). Today it rained off and on, was misty when it wasn’t raining. And there was a generally subdued quiet atmosphere. One SUV pulled into the parking lot, then drove out and went slowly up the street and went away. Maybe whoever was in there decided against going in. Maybe because of the prayer volunteers on the sidewalk. I don’t know.

      Day 2 of the Ignatian retreat is going well. I’m enjoying this (if “enjoying” is the right word). And the great thing is that I’m downloading the talks so I can do this again when I know more about what I’m doing.

      Peace be with you, SR. Thank you for your prayers. You’re in mine as well. :)


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