Nine Days of Grace: Novena 2017

“Building Bridges, Building Hope”

A Lenten retreat in the midst of daily life

Wednesday, March 8 – Thursday, March 16, 2017


Fr. Pat Kelly, Lisa Dennison and Kent Hickey, presenters

Click here to make the retreat online!



All together, then, we ask the Lord: “Launch us on the adventure of mercy!  Launch us on the adventure of building bridges…”
—Pope Francis (Opening of World Youth Day, Krakow)

Are you longing to restore your relationships with God and others, and renew hope? Come experience for yourself the surprising graces of “Building Bridges, Building Hope,” a unique nine-day Lenten retreat in the midst of daily life! Join us for one, some or all of these nine days of Eucharistic liturgies, featuring meaningful and relevant reflections by Fr. Pat Kelly SJ, Lisa Dennison and Kent Hickey, three Ignatian-inspired presenters, your heartfelt prayers of petition and healing offered through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier, and beautiful musical prayer – all surrounded by an inspiring community of faith-filled people.

Novena liturgies are approximately 60 minutes long, followed by individual prayer for healing.

For more information, contact Andrea Fontana at or (206) 329-4824.


Join us for one, some, or all of the days. Choose whatever location is convenient each day, and/or make the retreat online. Retreat during your lunch hour or unwind at the end of the day!


Free will offering. Seating is first-come, first-served.


Making the retreat in person can be a life-giving and transforming experience. However, we understand that life is full, and certain commitments may not allow you to show up in person for any or all of the days. If you are unable to attend the retreat in person for any day, click here to be part of the community making the retreat online. There you will find various resources, including a prayer booklet, audio of the presenters’ reflections, and a way to submit an online petition.


Are you between 21-35 and looking to experience some kind of spiritual transformation in your life? Would you like a community of new friends to journey with, who will pray with you and for your deep desires? If so, join us for the Nine Days of Grace Young Adult Small Group!

The Ignatian Spirituality Center is hosting a special opportunity for Young Adults to participate in the Nine Days of Grace: Novena 2017 together as a community, with the chance to meet and make new friends. The Small Group includes:

  • Meeting for a Welcome Reception (6:00 pm) before the March 8th evening retreat session (7:00 pm) of Nine Days of Grace held at St. Joseph Parish
  • Attend the evening retreat sessions of Nine Days of Grace together as a Small Group for any or all of the nine days, as able
  • Participate in a private Facebook Group where a skilled facilitator will moderate further conversation and integration of the day’s theme
  • Conclude the experience with a celebratory drink at a local pub after the closing evening retreat session on March 16th.

Cost is FREE, and all Young Adults are welcome. To register, or for more information, email Maria L. Ochoa at


If you would like to help fund the Novena by making a secure online donation through PayPal, please click the Add to Cart button below. Thank you for your generosity!

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