Ignatian spirituality involves a collection of attitudes, customs, and values. These characteristics are embodied by a "way of proceeding" Master Ignatius paid attention to in the experience of the Spiritual Exercises and foundational documents of the Society of Jesus. As Fr. David Fleming, S.J. noted, Ignatius "prized a certain way of thinking, praying, and behaving."
In 2019, the Society of Jesus shared a vision of universal apostolic preferences for the coming years, which includes a preference "to walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice." ISI has felt this call deeply and is now forming a community of persons committed to enacting the corporal works of mercy.
The upcoming meetings of the ISI Spiritual Companioning Favre Cohort are the following Saturdays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.:
Companions of Grace (COG)- formerly called Magis - offers membership for persons currently active in the ministry of Ignatian spiritual direction and guiding others through the Spiritual Exercises. Our purpose comes from Master Ignatius, "as you aquire learning on the one hand and grow in fraternal charity on the other, you will become perfect instruments of God's grace, and collaborators in the sublime work of bringing God's creatures back to him." --St. Ignatius (letter 169, 1547) The next meeting is September, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House