Encounters – Experience of God
This is a service of the Prayer and Life Workshops. In 1974 the founder himself, Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga, facilitated the service. Later on the Marriage Evangelizing Guides (GME) assumed the responsibility. Fr. Ignacio personally trained these Guides who, in 1994, then started facilitating these Encounters.
As one can understand from the name, this involves one week of strong experiences of God in silence and solitude. Everyday the participants experience an adventure in the spirit as the intimacy with God, whom we know loves us, deepens. At the end of the week the participants come to the conclusion that it was well worthwhile leaving everything behind to live this experience. People recover the enchantment of life by experiencing the enchantment of God.
These Encounters of Experience of God have led to the birth of the Prayer and Life Workshops.
Each person who takes part in these Encounters, experiences God in such a vivid way, that many have said their lives have taken a new direction after being part of one of these Encounters. These Encounters leave an unforgettable impression on the participants.
Millions of people have taken part in these Encounters and these people are the best promoters for encouraging others to live this experience themselves.
The only requisite to take part in the Encounter is to be willing to be with God and a desire to know Him more deeply.