Sisters & Laypersons
“. . . their eyes were opened, and they recognized him . . .”–Luke 24:31
The Road to Emmaus is the story of two disciples of Jesus who experienced deep spiritual desolation. The one they had placed all of their hopes upon - Jesus himself - was taken away from them. Jesus was no longer with them…or so they thought. This is the story of a profound spiritual growth in these two disciples - of the experience of the absence of Christ in their lives, and then of the sudden awareness of his very presence with them in their desolation all along.
Through meditations upon artistic images and the thoughts and insights of those who have pondered deeply upon this Resurrection encounter this year’s retreat will seek to open us to experience this grace from God for ourselves. This retreat will be a pondering of our own blindness and failures in recognizing Christ with us in our lives today, and then witnessing how Christ is actually present among us in our midst. This will be a time of allowing our eyes to be opened to recognize and share in the wonder of Christ present with us in our present lives and circumstances.
Trevor Scott, SJ, is a recently ordained priest with the Society of Jesus. After his theological studies at Regis College in Toronto Trevor was assigned to Halifax in the Autumn of 2014 to work in the Ignatian spirituality apostolate. Here he works with the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality creating and conducting Ignatian retreats and spirituality workshops for the Maritime region of Canada and beyond, as well as providing individual spiritual direction. In addition to working in the Ignatian spirituality apostolate Trevor is the Ecclesial Assistant to the Christian Life Community (CLC) of Canada - an international lay religious association whose members strive to live out the Ignatian charism in their daily lives. Trevor is also the Jesuit liaison to the Atlantic Association of the Spiritual Exercises Apostolate (AASEA), an association of lay spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition.