This Ignatian Life | 2016-2017

A NEW Series on Ignatian Spirituality in Daily Life and Culture


“This Ignatian Life” is a reference to Ira Glass’ “This American Life” on National Public Radio. This NEW annual series will consist of several “acts” or evenings throughout the year unified by the common theme of integrating Ignatian spirituality with daily life & culture.  We hope that this series will respond with timeliness and relevance to the “signs of the times,” and that people will benefit from viewing these current issues through an Ignatian lens.  Come to one, some or all evenings to reflect on this Ignatian life of ours!

To make a donation toward this new “This Ignatian Life” series, please click here: Add to Cart    Thanks for your generosity! 



Redefining Success:  Driven by Achievement or Drawn by Purpose? 

Monday, April 24, 2017 |6:30 pm Social | 7:00 pm Program

St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle (Arrupe Room, main floor)

with Brooke Rufo Hill and Don Manning, presenters

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 20.

How do you define success? 

Does it depend on money? Your job? Relationships?  Faith?  Or even trying to “save the world”? 

Whether in our profession, family life or community,  we often feel driven by the pressure to succeed – to achieve, acquire, produce, and look good.   We also feel drawn to a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life.   Sometimes that feels in tension with our sincere desire to provide for our family, make a living, and fully enjoy life in the greater Seattle area.   Join presenters Brooke Rufo Hill and Don Manning to explore through the lens of Ignatian spirituality a redefinition of success that isn’t necessarily about WHAT you achieve, but HOW you do what you do. Through prayer, presentation, individual reflection and shared conversation, come gain perspective on how you might live in a more prayerful intentional way that includes discernment, being present to each moment, trusting in God’s desires, and serving something greater than ourselves – in other words, becoming truly successful in God’s eyes.

COST:  Free will offering (suggested donation: $10) to offset the costs of stipends, refreshments, handouts and administration. 

RSVP by Thursday, April 20:  to Andrea Fontana at or (206) 329-4824. 

SPREAD THE WORD: Download this flyer (pdf) and share with your friends, family and others who may be interested!



“It’s About Relationships”:  Ignatian Spirituality + Discernment in Engaging Technologyoffice-technology

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm Social | 7:00-9:00 pm Program

with Randall Novak and Maria Ochoa, presenters

How do your roles and relationships with others influence how you engage with technology?  And how does your use of technology impact your relationships with God, others + the world? Join presenters Randall Novak (Executive Director, Shirts Across America) and Maria Ochoa (Marketing & IgNite Coordinator, ISC) to reflect on how the insights of St. Ignatius and Pope Francis can help you develop a discerning relationship to technology that can deepen your spiritual life and your relationships.



Beyond “Us Vs. Them”:  Ignatian Discernment and Dialogue in Polarized Times

Monday, October 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm Social | 7:00-9:00 pm Program

with John McKay and Patty Bowman, presenters

Click below for the handouts and materials used that evening, as well as a hard copy of Patty Bowman’s presentation (John McKay’s was not written out):  

Participants’ Program

Polarization Quiz, from Patty Bowman

Presentation, by Patty Bowman

Resources on Faith and Politics/Polarization