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July 2013

Posted July 01, 2013 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

The “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” are affording us the opportunity to renew and refresh our call to ministry. Vacationing and retreating happen even as work on the plan for the coming program year takes place. All part of preparation for ministry!

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreats. Having completed our spring retreats, team members gathered on May 7 th for an evening of story-telling and review. Incorporating ideas from our retreat leaders, Joan Carney, Jean Sullivan and I met on June 26th to plan for our 2013-14 retreats. Jean Sullivan will be leading the retreat at Jesuit Retreat House on Monday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 beginning September 16th. The retreat at St. Mary’s, Hudson will be co-led by Kathy Haag and Marcia Lewan and will be held on Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning September 26th . Spring retreat teams are being discerned.

Nurturing the Call. Janet Lehane and Sr. Mary Ann Burke and I will be meeting later this month to prepare for our fall program. We are treating ourselves to an immersion in Ignatian literature that will help us discern and incorporate “best practices” involved in guiding retreatants in the Ignatian prayer form of “Gospel Contemplation.” We’re looking forward to sharing the fruit of our experience and study with the Praying with St. Ignatius and Spirituality Program for Adults retreat leaders when we gather this fall. (See pg. 2 for program dates.)

Food for the Journey. This year’s program will gather spiritual directors, retreat leaders, pastoral ministers and those who have made the full Spiritual Exercises in a reflection on the “process of conversion” in the lives of Augustine of Hippo and Francis of Assisi. More information on this program will be offered by email during this coming month. (See pg. 2 for program dates.)

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