This Ignatian Life
A SERIES ON THE INTERSECTION OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY & CURRENT ISSUES IN DAILY LIFE AND CULTURE
IGNATIAN CONTEMPLATION AND DISCERNMENT
"FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS"
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
9:00 AM SOCIAL | 9:30 AM-12:00 PM PROGRAM
ST. JOSEPH PARISH CENTER, SEATTLE
PATTY BOWMAN AND MICHAEL RAMOS, PRESENTERS
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
"Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for such a time as this." -Esther 4:14
How is the current state of the world affecting your spirit? In turn, how is your spirituality influencing how you live and act in the world today? Join Patty Bowman (Executive Director, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center) and Michael Ramos (Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle) to explore how Ignatian spirituality can sustain you and help you discern how God might be calling you "for such a time as this."
You are welcome to arrive between 9:00 am and 9:30 am for a social with light refreshments. The program will begin at 9:30 am with opening prayer, followed by time for personal reflection and sharing in small groups, brief reflections by Michael Ramos and Patty Bowman, and a discernment exercise. The morning will end with large group conversation, naming of resources, and time to share insights and practical next steps.
Free will offering ($20 suggested donation).
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about the presenters
Patty Bowman is currently the Executive Director of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center in Seattle. She was the Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy at St. James Cathedral from 2000 to 2016. Prior to her work in ministry, Patty was an attorney, in private practice and as Vice President and Associate Counsel at Washington Mutual Bank. She holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, and a MAPS degree from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. She is a member of St. James Cathedral parish and teaches Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching in Seattle area parishes. She has also participated in Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL).
Michael Ramos serves as the Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, connecting congregations toward God’s shalom in King and South Snohomish Counties. He has worked on ecumenical community building for two decades and enjoys connecting spirituality with social justice. At the Church Council, confronting homelessness, immigration accompaniment and reform and building a living wage future have been central commitments with faith communities throughout the region. He was the Director of Latino Ministries for the Catholic Diocese in Oakland in the mid-1990s before moving back to Seattle with his wife, Donna, and their two (now-grown) daughters. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Seattle University.