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Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) participated in the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice, November 7-8, 2015. The moderated panel was comprised of four CLA alumni whose capstone projects focused on immigration, capital punishment and other social justice issues. They spoke of how Ignatian leadership and spirituality have helped them address important issues in their local communities.
From October 20 through November 17, 2015, the FIrst Spiritual Exercises were offered at St. Sebastian's Parish in Woodside, NY, on consecutive Tuesday evenings. The FSE were led by Bill Mohr and Sally Steg-Williams, both of whom attended the week-long training offered by The Jesuit Collaborative in July, 2013, at Xavier High School in New York City.
Joe Cerato, who also attended the training in 2013, coordinated Meeting Christ in Prayer in his home parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Parish on Court Street in Brooklyn during October and November.
On November 7th, 2015, Lisandro Pena, Assistant Director of Hispanic Ministry, along with Rev. Hernan Paredes, SJ, led a group of 74 people on a Day of Ignatian Prayer in Hamburg, PA, part of the Diocese of Allentown. Participants learned and practiced how to pray in the Ignatian tradition. Some of these participants will be part of the first cohort of the School of Ignatian Spirituality in the Diocese of Allentown.
Contemplative Leaders in Action, a program of The Jesuit Collaborative, is presenting this year's Ignatian Advent Meditations in Boston, DC, New York City and Philadelphia. Fr. George M. Witt, SJ, Executive Director of TJC, will offer a reflection, "The Tender Mercy of God". The meditations begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by receptions and refreshments. Please join us for an evening of prayer and fellowship. Click on any city below for further details and registration links.
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States is dedicating the month of November to Jesuit Vocation promotion. The Jesuit Collaborative enthusiastically joins in this effort.
During the weekend of October 23-25, seventeen people participated in the second module of the School of Ignatian Spirituality, a program of TJC's HIspanic Ministry, in Raleigh. Lisandro Pena, Assistant Director of Hispanic Ministry for New York/New Jersey, presented on "Stages of Faith Development".The program was organized by Ibis Centeno, Assistant Director of Hispanic Ministry for North Carolina.
On Saturday, October 24, Leo O'Donovan, SJ, President Emeritus of Georgetown University, offered this afternoon of prayer and reflection to a group of 25 men and women in the home of Pat and Joe Saggese of Manhasset. Fr. O'Donovan's brilliant presentations were met with rigourous and stimulating discussions, which brought participants to a new awareness of their faith.
In the summer of 2014, TJC invited internationally renowned retreat director and author, Michael Hansen, SJ, to New York City for a week-long siminar on the many ways that The First Spiritual Exercises can be offered to individual retreatants, small prayer groups or larger faith communities.
This fall Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA), a spiritual formation and leadership development program rooted in the Spiritual Exercises, welcomed eighty-two young adults in five cities. We have cohorts in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and this year have launched a second cohort in the Washington, DC area. Members of the 2015-2017 cohorts work in the fields of medicine, education, business, social work, law, government and non-profit.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Ignatian Leadership retreats.
The Ignatian Leadership for Mission retreat is an innovative way to experience the graces of the Spiritual Exercises. In both a 3 day and 5 day format, the ILM retreat offers periods of silent prayer and reflection,small group faith sharing and opportunties for spiritual direction and daily liturgy. Two retreats will be offered in 2016:<br>