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November 2016

Posted November 01, 2016 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

Ignatius’s counsel for “finding God in all things” is skillfully summarized in the conclusion to the essay by Howard Gray, SJ that we’ve been pondering since this past September. “Attention, reverence and devotion” are the attitudes we are encouraged to cultivate as we are on mission with Christ. (See details on how to nurture this attitude on page 2.) Here is where our Ignatian spirit is taking us this fall:

Praying with St. Ignatius Parish Retreats. Two retreats conclude during the month of November. 35 retreatants participated in the retreat held at Holy Trinity Parish, Avon. Team members for this retreat included: Susan Antall, Margaret Balewski, Peggy Duffy, OSU, Bill Hunt, Ginny Pippin, Agnes Strada and Mary Lou Swinerton. 25 retreatants participated in the retreat held at St. Dominic Parish, Shaker Heights. Team members for this retreat included: Mary Ann Burke, SND, Mary Downey, Joyce Gordon, Claudette Matero, Jean Sullivan and Carl Toomey.

Two Programs which are designed to support the ministries of our lay leaders continue to breathe new life into the ministries we offer. Drawing on a motto learned at the 2015 Summer Ignatian Spirituality Institute in St. Louis, MO, the effort in participating in these programs is to find your inner Iggy.

Nurturing the Call. Peggy Duffy, OSU concludes this 4-part program which began in September. 17 participants (all leaders of the Praying with St. Ignatius or the Spirituality Program for Adults Retreats) are gathering to hone their skills in leading Gospel-based Ignatian prayer forms. Details on page 2.

Food for the Journey. We continue this 3-part book reflection series based on John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. This program which is open to spiritual directors, retreat leaders, pastoral ministers and those who have made the full Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, will continue through December. Details on page 2.

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