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The First Spiritual Exercises

Inner Peace in Darkness and Light

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

5 Mondays, october 29 - November 26, 2018

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Seattle Preparatory School (adelphia memorial hall), Seattle

Matt Barmore, Retreat Giver

Register by October 22, 2018

About this program

In his book The First Spiritual Exercises, Australian Jesuit Michael Hansen, SJ presents the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the form of four-week retreats accessible to anyone without getting away from ordinary life. Each highly structured retreat involves about 30-40 minutes of daily prayer four days a week and weekend spiritual exercises. Gather weekly with other ISC participants for guidance, sacred listening, spiritual conversation, and discernment. Join us for a new retreat from the book—“Inner Peace in Darkness and Light”—designed to bring us into deeper intimacy with God who leads us from darkness to light. 

This retreat is appropriate for those who are new to the First Spiritual Exercises and those who have made the retreats “Inner Peace in Divine Love” and/or “Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus.”



Cost of the retreat is $50 (book included) or $30 (bring your own book). Partial work scholarships available.



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 retreat giver


As Executive Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Center, Matt manages the daily operation of the ISC and provides leadership and support for the staff. He networks with other Ignatian ministries in the province, and oversees efforts to ensure the ISC’s long-term sustainability.

Matt worked in Jesuit high school ministry for 35 years prior to taking on the role as Executive Director of the ISC. He was the principal at Seattle Preparatory School for 12 of the past 20 years, and currently works part time at Prep as an English teacher and the Director of Ignatian Formation. He graduated from Santa Clara University, holds a Masters in English from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco. His dissertation focused on the laity in Jesuit ministries.



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

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center