Programs & Retreats

ISC PROGRAMS & RETREATS AIM TO MEET YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, AND TO HELP YOU DEEPEN AND EXPLORE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. 

 

Programs & retreats include:

  • Learning about the Ignatian tradition and vision that have emerged from the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and from those who have since followed in his footsteps;

  • Experiencing the gifts and fruits of Ignatian prayer and contemplation;

  • Reflecting on the integration of Ignatian spirituality with daily personal experience, decision-making, vocation, relationships, and service of others in today’s culture and world.

We hope participants will encounter a loving God who is found in all things, and who labors through us to nurture healing, compassion, and justice.


2018-2019 programs

 

Ignatian Spirituality 101

September 2018

An introduction to Ignatian prayer and spirituality

THE FIRST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: Inner Peace in Darkness and Light

October 2018

A guided four-week retreat (plus closing session) based on Michael Hansen SJ's adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

the way of companionship: accompanying those in society's margins

November 2018 [CANCELED]

A half-day training which offers a clear language and compassionate approach to companionship.

this ignatian life: A MORNING OF REFLECTION WITH GARY SMITH SJ

November 2018

A series on the intersection of Ignatian spirituality & current issues in daily life and culture

Advent evening of prayer: The Waiting Room

December 2018

A contemplative and ecumenical evening to enter more fully into the Advent season

The wisdom of Breath: An Examen at the turn of the Year

December 2018

A one-day guided silent personal retreat to prayerfully reflect on the previous year and look toward the year ahead

Cultivating a Life of Discernment 

January & February 2019

A six-session series on Ignatian discernment for those pondering life’s decisions

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Ignatian Spirituality for Men: ISLAMIC AND IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

February 2019

A series for men to reflect on relevant life issues using an Ignatian lens

Solidarity in Service: A MORNING OF REFLECTION FOR VOLUNTEERS

March 2019

A day offered to enrich and support those serving people in the margins in their communities


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Discernment 101

September 2017

An evening overview of Ignatian principles for prayerful decision-making

Cultivating a Life of Discernment 

October & November 2017

A six-session series on Ignatian discernment for those pondering life’s decisions

Peacework by Henri Nouwen: A Book Group on developing a spirituality of peacemaking

November 2017

A book group on developing a spirituality of peacemakers

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PARENTING IN AN IGNATIAN SPIRIT

November 2017 - May 2018

Monthly small group reflection to ground parents in Ignatian-inspired spiritual practices

the way of companionship: accompanying those in society's margins

November 2017

A half-day training which offers a clear language and compassionate approach to companionship.

Advent evening of prayer

December 2017

A contemplative and ecumenical evening to enter more fully into the Advent season

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Examen at the cusp of the Year: A Winter Day of Reflection

December 2017

A one-day guided silent personal retreat to prayerfully reflect on the previous year and look toward the year ahead

Ignatian Spirituality 101

January 2018

An introduction to Ignatian prayer and spirituality

Immersions in Ignatian Prayer: Prayer Practices for Life

January & February 2018

A weekly series to learn about and experience unique forms of Ignatian prayer

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Solidarity in service: morning of reflection

A half-day retreat offered to enrich and support those serving people in the margins in their faith communities.

nine days of grace: novena

March 2018

A Lenten retreat in daily life with nine days of inspiring presenters, prayer, community and Eucharist

Ignatian Spirituality for Men

April 2018

A series for men to reflect on relevant life issues using an Ignatian lens

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this ignatian life

April 2018

A series on the intersection of Ignatian spirituality & current issues in daily life and culture

THE FIRST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

April & May 2018

A guided four-week retreat (plus closing session) based on Michael Hansen SJ's adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

At a Window: A Midyear Examen

June 2018

A one-day guided personal retreat to prayerfully reflect on your life in the middle of the year

 

Summer Ignatian Retreat

July 2018

A three-day guided silent personal retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius