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October 2015

Posted October 01, 2015 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

As we engage in our ministries, we are reminded of the need for “fallow” time, time for replenishment. (See reflection by Wayne Muller (pg 2 – Deepening Our Awareness – Something to Ponder) Consider coming to Laurie Cassidy’s Ignatian Currents program on cultural “busyness” and the need for Sabbath rest. Aspiring to live in the life-giving rhythm of rest and work, you will find us engaged in these ministries:

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. Team members met on September 10th in preparation for retreats that are being held at Gesu Parish, University Heights and St. John Bosco Parish, Parma Heights. Under the leadership of Margaret Balewski, the Team Mentoring Committee has refined a process for leadership development which was presented at the fall meeting.

Called and Sent Spiritual Formation Program. Twelve participants began their participation in The Discernment and Decision-Making module on October 5th. Meeting weekly for six sessions and concluding with a day-long retreat on November 14th, the program participants will focus their attention on the application of the Ignatian “Rules for Discernment.”

Food for the Journey. 35 participants have begun the book reflection group based on Elizabeth Dreyer’s, Accidental Theologians. This 3-session fall series began in September with a reflection on the heritage of Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th Century Benedictine abbess, whose teaching is now recognized as ageless wisdom for our times. The series continues in November.

Nurturing the Call: A Practicum Series. Open to leaders of Praying with St. Ignatius and Spirituality Program for Adults, this 4-part series, begun in September and continuing in October will be completed on December 5th when Peggy Duffy, OSU will facilitate the session on Leading Gospel Contemplation for Large Groups. See next page for details and registration information.

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