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Jan. 6, 2017 - On Dec. 17, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS) held the fifth and final session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the "Escuela") in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Join the Jesuits on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - an Ignatian Journey to Spain and Lourdes set for October 1 - 11, 2017!
"While we gather as Jesuit alumni and friends, we will find God within and among each other. And together, we will discern how to promote peace and justice in a global and sustainable world."
This Advent, join us as we gather the Ignatian community. All are welcome for a prayer service with a short reflection, followed by a reception. The dates and locations are below. Please click on your city to register.
With the 2016 election approaching, the Ignatian Solidarity Network has written an Examen for Civic Life, available here. It invites us to consider our country, states, and local communities, and pray about the thoughts and feelings this season elicits, as well as the social needs we recognize.
Most of us are familiar with the outstanding contributions that St. Ignatius made as a spiritual and religious leader, especially his Spiritual Exercises and his founding the Society of Jesus. As we celebrate his feast day, however, I invite you to reflect on two particular insights that undergird all he taught and accomplished: that God works directly with each of us and that in turn, each of us is invited to be a companion of Jesus.
“We could go to hell for imitating the imperfections of the saints,” wrote Dorothy Day, founder of The Catholic Worker, but she thought that these imperfections were the very things that endeared us to the saints.