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Immersions in Ignatian Prayer: Prayer Practices for Life

5 Tuesdays: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

6:30-8:45 pm

Seattle preparatory School, Seattle

John Hickman, Steve Wodzanowski, Carla Orlando, Trung Pham SJ, and Lisa Dennison, presenters

If you’d like to be placed on a waitlist for another possible small group, please contact Andrea Fontana or register to visit individual sessions of your choice.



About this Program

Could your prayer life use a jump start or a revival? It could help to have some new prayer forms upon which to draw. Learn about and immerse yourself in experiences of up to five unique forms of prayer from the Ignatian tradition:

  • January 30 | Prayer: A Sacred Conversation (including Lectio Divina) with John Hickman
  • February 6 | Examen: Finding God in Your Life with Steve Wodzanowski
  • February 13 | Igniting the Imagination in Prayer with Carla Orlando
  • February 20 | Applying All the Senses in Prayer with Trung Pham, SJ
  • February 27 | Contemplatio: Meditating on God's Love with Lisa Dennison

Each session includes a presentation, immersion into the prayer form, and reflection on the prayer experience.

UPDATE: Registration for the small prayer group  for the whole series is full.  If you’d like to be placed on a waitlist for another possible small group, please contact Andrea Fontana, or register to visit individual sessions of your choice.



 $20/individual session


Partial work scholarships available for the series.



If you would like to help subsidize the cost of participation for another person, we welcome your donation. Thank you for helping us to make it possible for all persons to participate in this program!


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About the Presenters

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After 25 years of success in a business career, John Hickman began to feel there was something more he was being called to do. This restlessness led him to explore Ignatian Spirituality. He found the gift of Ignatian discernment and began to explore how he could use his gifts to act on his desire to “build God’s Kingdom here and now.” An immersion trip to El Salvador convinced him he needed to do something to work with poor and vulnerable people. John now works for Catholic Community Services. His spirituality centers on how a person can live out the call of the Gospel in their everyday life. He is a spiritual director, works with SEEL (Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life), and has been a frequent and much-valued presenter for ISC programs.

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Steve Wodzanowski, a former Jesuit Volunteer, is a Spiritual Director and Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Seattle. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2003. Steve is a “Jersey Boy” at heart who loves to birdwatch and take walks near his home in Seward Park with his wife of 30 years, Cyndy. Steve has two young adult children, Danielle and Aaron.

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Carla Erickson Orlando discovered Ignatian Spirituality as a graduate student, and it changed her adult life of faith. Now, Carla integrates her spirituality into her work as Seattle Lead Director of SEEL, her ministry with college students, children and families, her spiritual direction with individuals, and her retreats for faith communities. Carla loves art, writing, the beauty of Pacific Northwest, and life with her husband, Joe, and their daughters, Sophia and Josephine.

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Trung Pham, SJ is a Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based artist, educator and ordained Jesuit priest. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. Soon after graduation, he joined the Jesuit order and pursued a career in the arts, earning a MFA in drawing and painting at the Pratt Institute in New York, NY. He received his MDiv and STL in Theological Aesthetics from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. Pham’s immigrant experience and religious devotion have profoundly influenced his artistic practice. Fr. Pham is an assistant professor in the Art and Art History Department at Seattle University.  

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Lisa Dennison arrived in Seattle as a Jesuit Volunteer in 1981 and she continued her work with hunger and homelessness for the next 14 years. Currently, Lisa is the Executive Director of SEEL and has done spiritual direction for over 15 years. She also works with Cabrini Ministry Training, a program which forms lay pastoral care ministers and she teaches many of the classes. She is married and has two adult daughters.



Call (206) 329-4824 or email Andrea Fontana, ISC Program Coordinator. 

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center, Seattle