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The Wisdom of Breath:

An Examen at the Turn of the Year

Saturday, December 29, 2018

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle

Jennifer Kelly, Presenter

Please join us for the Summer Day of Reflection June 8, 2019

About this program

When the hectic holiday season dies down, give yourself the gift of a Winter Day of Reflection. This silent personal guided mini-retreat includes brief presentations leading you through four movements of a modified Ignatian Examen, reflection questions, and abundant time for prayer and journaling. Presenter Jennifer Kelly will draw from the symbol of breath, reminding you to exhale, surrendering what you need to as you look back at the past year; and inhale, receiving God’s graces in hope as you look toward the new year. Learn how to breathe again!   



Early registration fee (through Friday 12/21): 

  • $45 for general public

  • $30 for young adults 20's and 30's

Final Week Fee (Saturday 12/22 - Wednesday 12/26):

  • $55 for general public

  • $40 for young adults 20’s and 30’s 

Partial work scholarships available. Light breakfast and lunch included.  

About the Presenter

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Jennifer Kelly, member of L’Arche Seattle for 38 years, has worked extensively in retreat ministry, spiritual direction and music ministry.  Along with great lessons learned from her friends with developmental disabilities, she incorporates into her ministry her love of the arts and graces given through her journey with cancer.  Jennifer holds a degree in Theology from Seattle University and works extensively with Ignatian Spirituality. Having been profoundly affected by the experience of working with Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative in California, she has been working on behalf of the Jesuits West Province to bring Ignatian retreats to prisons in the northwest as the Director of a fledgling ministry, JRJI Northwest. Jennifer recently celebrated 30 years with her beloved husband Gerry. Their son Tadhg is in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Francisco.


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

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center