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September 2013

Posted September 01, 2013 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

As the fall program season begins, we are sobered by the potential of war in Syria. Pope Francis is calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria on Saturday, September 7 th (See the full text of his September 1st Angelus Address:

News from the Vatican

Regarding this situation, Jesuit Fr. General Adolfo Nicolas, in a September 4th interview, is quite candid and direct and particularly challenging to his US readers.

The Jesuit General Curia in Rome

As we join with the world in praying for peace, our desire and efforts to be with Christ on mission continues to bring peace to our small part of the world. Here is an update:

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreats. This 8-week retreat-indaily-life will be offered this fall at Jesuit Retreat House on Monday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 beginning September 16th. The retreat will be led by Jean Sullivan and team members include Paul Barbins, Judi Charlillo, Marla Loehr and Dottie Rieman. Kathy Haag and Marcia Lewan are the coleaders for the retreat at St. Mary’s (Hudson) which will be held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 beginning September 26th. Team members include Diane Anthony, Peggy Duffy, osu, Jean Sullivan and Andrea McGovern. Joan Carney and Mary Downey are working on adapting the format to a 6-week retreat-in-daily-life. It will be piloted this fall with parents of elementary school-age children at Gesu Parish.

Nurturing the Call. This program, a three-part series for leaders of the JRH Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat and the Spirituality Program for Adults at St. Ignatius and Walsh Jesuit High School, will be offered this fall by Mary Ann Burke, SND, Martha Campbell and Janet Lehane. In addition, a Saturday morning session will be held. See next page for some additional information. More information to follow.

Food for the Journey. This program which focuses on “The Process of Conversion in the Life of Augustine of Hippo” begins this month. See more details on the next page.

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