MARANATHA House of Prayer (MARANATHA) is indeed blessed to be supported by committed lay volunteers who devotedly serve in the Management Committee to oversee the management and administration of the retreat centre. Through their efforts and contribution, the Committees have kept MARANATHA financially viable and stable so as to continue to make Ignatian retreats available through the years, since its inception.
It is a Jesuit–lay ministry committed to praise and reverence God, and offering the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius as a way of discovering ourselves and noticing the forces that block and prevent us from being in a loving relationship with God; and learning from Jesus in the gospels the compassionate mercy of God. The 450 year old Exercises continue today in liberating us from unloving, and transforming us to see God in all things, and to respond in loving ways.
The present Management Committee of MARANATHA is as follows:
St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish nobleman and soldier who fought fervently for king and country. While convalescing following a serious battle injury, he experienced a profound conversion, out of which he developed a way for personal spiritual growth. He wrote down these experiences, and his programme of prayer and reflection later came to be known as the “Spiritual Exercises”.
These Spiritual Exercises use Scripture, meditation and contemplation to pray and discern how best to follow Christ and serve God. By making the Spiritual Exercises, we are led to a personal and intimate experience of God. Ignatian Spirituality fosters interior freedom and helps us to become more aware of how God is present in our daily lives and to choose Christ in our daily decisions.
In doing this, we take cognisance of faith that does justice and engage our Catholic tradition, while recognising our Asian roots and wisdom, other traditions and cultures.
On the days where there are no scheduled retreats, MARANATHA is available to group and ministries wanting to organise their own prayer retreats.
MARANATHA does not cater for individual, personal retreats, youth, family and church camps. A regular menu of wholesome meals and beverage is provided at the retreats. MARANATHA is in a natural environment that is eco-friendly to God's small creatures.
For official correspondences, please mail to:
MARANATHA House of Prayer
135 Jalan Gasing (Section 10)
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE
MARANATHA House of Prayer is located at:
A074 Persiaran Pines
Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi
28750 Bentong, Pahang