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March 2013

Posted March 01, 2013 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

Yes! Spring arrives this month and with it a shift from winter incubation to spring re-birth. This winter-to-spring transition mirrors the hope for spiritual awakening expressed in our Lenten observance. The programs in lay leadership continue to invite new possibilities for spiritual renewal.

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreats. Our Lenten retreats at St. Basil the Great (Brecksville) and at Lakewood Catholic Academy (LCA) continue this month. Please pray for our retreat teams and for all who are participating in these retreats. Remote preparation for our fall retreats are in the works with Jean Sullivan and Amy McKenna offering leadership around our new marketing efforts. Stay tuned …

Nurturing the Call. March 11th is the registration deadline for our spring program. Ignatian Spirituality Institute Participants and Grads along with Leaders/Facilitators of the Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat and the St. Ignatius Spirituality Programs for Adults will join with our facilitator, Joe Konen for the program: Exploring Personality Type for Personal Growth and Ministerial Effectiveness. Details are found on pg. 2 of this enewsletter. Registration deadline: March 11th .

Food for the Journey. Our February gathering continued the process of applying Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle to our ministries of spiritual direction, retreat leadership and pastoral ministry. Reflecting together on the Sixth Dwelling Places of Teresa’s spiritual classic, 15 leaders gathered in community and engaged in a spiritual formation process which included prayer, reflection and conversation. The series continues on March 16th.


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