Together we have faced one of the most difficult years of our lifetime. Before the trying events of 2020, the Ignatian Spirituality Institute was flourishing with programs, classes, and retreats. Women and men came with the desire to nurture prayer, experience the Spiritual Exercises, and deepen their understanding of Ignatian spirituality. Then, the pandemic arrived at our doorstep.
REGISTRATION FOR SERIES FOUR is OPEN. ISI is delighted: Our Founder Emeritus Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J., internationally renowned Ignatian spiritual director and expert in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, will offer an online program Jesus of Nazareth, our Companion: the Human Experience of the Redeemer. Register here for Series Four
REGISTRATION is OPEN. Never forgetting that He grew, we learned how Jesus began His ministry and the “gathering” of God’s people. Now we are asking directly to “love Him more dearly.” We will love Him, as we love any other, as a whole person, in their totality. We have tried to know His virtues and to feel the limits human life place on Him. Now we try to see His fully human character and spirituality. They emerge as His conflict with the Pharisees and scribes reaches its crisis and as He begins to suffer, imagining the trials that He faces. And throughout His experience, He shows how He loves those the Father has given Him. Register here
The spiritual companioning formation program of ISI is for persons who are called to serve the People of God in spiritual conversation and companioning. Our formation program adheres to the Ignatian tradition rooted deeply in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. ISI will launch the next cohort for our spiritual companioning formation program in August 2021. Applications for the program are open until May 15, 2021. You can find out more about the program here, and make application here. Persons interested in applying must have made the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in a 20th annotation format (30-day retreat) or one-to-one format of the 19th annotation (Exercises in Everyday Life).
ISI Spiritual Companioning formation program is coming to Baltimore, MD area. The purpose of the Faber program is the formation of spiritual companions in the Ignatian tradition, including formation for those called to guide others through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.
Companions of Grace (COG) 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) Our next meeting of 2021 will be online on Saturday, February 27 @ 10 a.m. Please contact ISI if you are interested in joining Companions of Grace.