Ignatian Spirituality Project

October 20, 2012 21:37

Anyone who reads this blog know's that the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola has been a big influence on my life.

Over three years ago, I took many of the principles and began applying them to my life, especially in the area of health.

Since I began working on a doctorate this past spring, I've been learning about new and creative ways people are using principles of this spirituality as a means of healing and transformation.

This past week I got the chance to hear about the Ignatian Spirituality Project.  Begun in 1998, the goal of this group is to reach out to marginalized populations and give them a retreat experience using the 500-year-old Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Their target audience are those who are either homeless or in transitional housing environments.

These retreats are given in a dozen cities stretching from Boston to San Francisco.  Their's is an amazing story, and I was really impressed at how people are being aided in their recovery.

I thought I'd share this with you with the hope that you'd click one of the links above and learn a bit more about St. Ignatius and how his spirituality continues to influence 21st century people throughout the world.  I feel confident saying that I'm sure Ignatius would be proud of the work that the Ignatian Spirituality Project is doing. Say a prayer for them and the wonderful work they are doing :)

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over 7 years ago

Hi, Paul.
I work for the Ignatian Spirituality Project's national office in Chicago. How did you hear about the work that ISP is doing? If you are interested in getting more involved, please send me an email at info@ispretreats.org. I can also add you to our database so you receive our newsletters.

Thank you so much for the kind words about our organization.
Becca Little
Ignatian Spirituality Project
Communications Officer

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