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                                                                                           Art: Daniel Bonnell, Road to Emmaus I; 2011.

Follow Jesus into the heart of God as we journey in the Gospels, based on the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius-Choosing Christ in the World.  We will walk, sit, listen, laugh, and cry as we accompany Jesus in His incarnation and discover our own story in His.

You will immerse in the Holy Narrarative for thirty-three weeks in daily sessions with Jesus, supported with prayer guides, Scripture, poems, readings, and time-tested prayer practices, as we follow the Church calendar.

You will identify and tend your deep longing to "see Jesus more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly,"; being transformed into the image of Christ by the power of His love for the healing and blessings of the world.


When: Bi-weekly Monday Sessions (Saratoga) Thursday Sessions (Santa Cruz)

Time: SARATOGA- 5:00-7:30 P.M.     SANTA CRUZ- 7:00-9:30 A.M.

Opening Saturday Retreat-BOTH GROUPS:  Westhope Pres. Saratoga, Saturday, September 7, 2024

Closing Retreat Combined: (Location TBD) May 11, 2024
Locations: Santa Cruz Bible Church, Santa Cruz; Westhope Presbyterian Church, Saratoga
Cost: $1,395. (alternative payment plan and financial assistance available if needed)

SPECIAL ZOOM OPTION: for individuals who want to participate but are out of the Santa Cruz/San Jose area.  Or for leadership teams, ministerial fellowships, small church groups, men's or women's groups, or even a group of friends who want to grow together in Christ.


Questions?  Call Don at 831-247-4678 or email:

To Make a Reservation:  Click the "Register Now..." button below.

$300 deposit payable to Beyond These Shores, 23560 Mountain Charlie Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033. 

Upcoming Spiritual Exercises

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Choosing Christ in the World

        Journey with Jesus through the Gospels         based on the 19th annotation of the

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.



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Other Beyond These Shores Events:

Day by day

Day by day

Oh Dear Lord Three things I pray To see thee more clearly

Love thee more dearly

Follow thee more nearly

Day by day*

*song lyrics adapted from prayer of St. Ignatius

St. Cuthbert's Island
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