“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” -- Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
In his Apostolic Exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad, Pope Francis writes, “Mercy has two aspects, it involves giving, helping and serving others, but it also includes forgiveness and understanding.” Mercy is, therefore, always on the move - given and received, received and given.
Jesus words to the paralytic "Your sins are forgiven" have transformative effect. Do they not also transform us when we hear them? The experience of being forgiven enables and increases our capacity to forgive others, as Jesus also said we are to "forgive your brother or sister from your heart."
ISI is delighted to offer this unique workshop guided by Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. and Carol Atwell Ackels for those who hand on ignatian spirituality through spiritual direction and guiding others through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The workshop will be March 21-24, 2019 at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. Don't miss this special opportunity. Space is limited. Register today!
The Ignatian Spirituality Institute is delighted to help manage the 2019 directed retreats at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. ISI is a ministry of Montserrat and we are excited to gather our gifts to serve those who come to Montserrat for these retreats. Find out more and register...
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 Saturday, January 19 - 10 a.m. to noon at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House