Ignatian Year Spirituality Conference

The Ignatian Spirituality Institute in Dallas, Texas, is designing a conference for Jesuits and lay colleagues of the Ignatian family to crown the Ignatian Year July 29 - 31, 2022. 
"See All Things New in Christ"  is the conference theme, set following the leads of Fr General Sosa, S.J. and Pope Francis. The conference will illuminate that theme and actively invite participants to the ongoing conversion of heart it asks. 

This conference is designed to move beyond the sharing of information. "See All Things New in Christ" must have a rather larger meaning as it invites our whole apostolic body together—our colleagues, our collaborators, and our Jesuits—to open toward conversion of heart. Pursuing that, the conference will be not just a series of lectures, but an effective, participatory process purposely designed to consider the breadth, height, and depth of the conversions to which we are called. 

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Underwriting and Sponsorship Opportunities
We are delighted to welcome:

Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. James Hanvey, S.J., Secretary for the Service of Faith to the General Curia of the Society of Jesus

Rev. Dr. James Hanvey SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 1975 and was ordained in 1983. His D.Phil (Oxon) was on the subject of constructing a contemporary metaphysics of the doctrine of the Trinity in Hegel, Barth and Rahner. After a period as Headmaster of the Jesuit St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, he taught systematic theology at Heythrop College, University of London, where he was also Head of the Department of Christian Doctrine and Founding Director of the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life. He has been a theological consultant to the Bishops of England and Wales and has held the Veale Chair in Ignatian Spirituality at Milltown Park, Dublin. After serving at the University of San Francisco as the Lo Schiavo Professor of Catholic Social Thought, he was appointed Master of Campion Hall in 2013. He served as senior Research Fellow of the Hall in theology and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University. Fr. Hanvey now serves as Secretary for the Service of Faith. In his current role, he advises Fr. General and the General Council on the main issues that the Society must address in the Service of the Faith. The Secretariat collaborates with the other Curia Secretariats to animate the service of faith in all apostolic sectors, while also being responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of Jesuits and our co-workers in the sector of Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality, with particular attention to the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Hanvey's ministry and writings are luminous and fertile—and his keynote address on Friday evening will set the tone of the conference.

Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.

Fr. Joseph Allen Tetlow, S.J., is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Ignatian spirituality and a world-renowned spiritual director. He served in Rome for eight years as Secretary for Ignatian Spirituality on the Jesuit General’s staff. He had earlier been dean of Loyola University in New Orleans and President of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He was associate editor of the Jesuit weekly magazine, America. Fr. Tetlow is the former director of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House at Lake Dallas, Texas, and served as professor emeritus and writer-in-residence at Saint Louis University. He received a doctorate from Brown University, and he has served on the Board of Directors of SLU, the University of Seattle, and Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management. Fr. Tetlow has written numerous articles and books, including Ignatius Loyola: Spiritual Exercises, Choosing Christ in the World, Finding Christ in the World, Making Choices in Christ, and his most recent, Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian, and You have called me by name. Fr. Tetlow currently lives and writes at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House at Lake Dallas, Texas.

Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, S.J.

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, was born and raised in the town of Church Point, Louisiana.  He entered the Jesuits in 1988.  He holds degrees in Philosophy, Psychology and Theology from Loyola University of New Orleans and Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  After his ordination to the priesthood, he worked in Jesuit secondary schools for nine years.  In 2007, he began working for the Jesuit Novitiate in Grand Coteau, La. In 2018, after a decade of service as Novice Director, he left that work to become pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans.  He is the author of six books on prayer and spirituality, including:   Armchair Mystic, God’s Voice Within, Going Deeper, and Ascending with Ignatius

Vinita Hampton Wright

Vinita Hampton Wright has been a book editor in the religion market for 31 years and retired in 2021 from two decades as senior/managing editor at Loyola Press in Chicago. She is author of various fiction and nonfiction books and has served as a retreat and workshop leader for many years. A spiritual director trained at Loyola University, Chicago, Vinita now lives with her husband, Jim Wright, in Springdale, Arkansas.


Conference Registration:

Registration for the conference is $225 per person. We are offering an 'early bird' discounted rate of $195 until February 26, 2022.

Register now for early bird discount

Conference Location:

Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth Westlake
1301 Solana Boulevard, Building 3
Westlake, TX 76262 (a suburb of Dallas just north of DFW International Airport)

The hotel is offering our special group rate of $109 per night (singles, doubles, triple, quad)
The room rate will be available until Friday, July 15, 2022 or as long as rooms are available.
Book your room online here or call 1 (800) 228-9290 and ask for the Ignatian Spirituality Conference group rate.

We will continue to update this site as more details become available, but most of all we hope to see you July!

Underwriting and Sponsorship Opportunities
Friday, Jul.29, to Sunday, Jul.31, 2022