Dear Friends, As the holiday season arrives, I hope it finds you healthy and happy. It’s been a year since we last reached out for your support, and we are delighted with the progress of our ministry. Reflecting on the year, we see Jesus at ease with the narratives unfolding.
“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
ISI Board member and Director of Montserrat, Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. will help you begin 2019 with an invitation to go fish in his retreat "I'd rather go fishing" Jesus assured his friends, "I will make you fishers of men." What is Jesus making of us today? This January 10-13, 2019 retreat for men at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House will explore this question. You are invited to come and see.
ISI is supporting an opportunity for women to begin the year with hope as well. ISI Director, Carol Atwell Ackels, will offer a retreat entitled Now.Here.This. January 21-February 3, 2019 at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. Here's more info:
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 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