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Nine Days of Grace: Novena 2018

Open our Eyes, Show us Your Face

Wednesday, March 7—Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fr. Trung Pham, SJ, Victoria Ries, and Joe Hastings, presenters


WEEKDAYS: 12:30 pm at Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University


7:00 pm at St. Joseph Church, Seattle

SATURDAY: 1:00 pm at St. Joseph Church 

SUNDAY: 1:00 pm at Chapel of St. Ignatius

about the program

We invite you to take just one hour a day for some or all of the Nine Days of Grace in person or online. Bring your deepest desires to this Lenten retreat in the midst of daily life. Be inspired by three presenters steeped in the Ignatian tradition and vision. Lift up your prayers for God’s grace, all within the context of the Eucharist, and a supportive faith-filled community. Let’s pray with hope that God will open our eyes and show us God’s face! 



No cost for this program. Free will offering is welcomed.



Your donation supports the annual offering of these Nine Days of Grace and the important work of the Ignatian Spirituality Center. Gifts of any amount are appreciated!


about the presenters

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Fr. Trung Pham, SJ is a Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based artist, educator and ordained Jesuit priest. Soon after graduating from UCLA in Chemical Engineering, he joined the Jesuit order and pursued a career in the arts, earning a MFA in drawing and painting at the Pratt Institute. He received his MDiv and STL in Theological Aesthetics from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. Pham’s immigrant experience and religious devotion have profoundly influenced his artistic practice. Fr. Pham is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Seattle University.  

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Victoria Ries has served in the Seattle Archdiocese for close to 40 years. She worked in Campus and Young Adult Ministry in Tacoma, as Pastoral Associate at St. George Parish, Seattle, and as the Pastoral Coordinator appointed by the Archbishop to provide leadership and pastoral care at St. Patrick and St. Catherine of Siena, both in Seattle. She has a PhD in Theology from the University of Chicago. She has been married for 42 years, has two children, and two grandchildren. She continues to serve by providing spiritual direction, retreat ministry, and presentations in parishes.

Joe Hastings has been serving in the Seattle area for over 25 years, working with the homeless, organizing parish social ministry, and teaching adult education and ministry formation. For 9 years he worked with Catholic Relief Services, connecting Catholics in the Western US with people in need around the world. He recently returned from serving as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in El Salvador and is currently the Director of Faith Formation at St. Leo Parish in Tacoma. 



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

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center