ISI Presents: Montserrat Mornings of Renewal


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ISI is delighted to present the Montserrat Mornings of Renewal in 2020. Our theme is Vision and we have gathered persons with long experience in Ignatian spirituality, deep insight, and dynamic presentation styles to invite, cajole, comfort, and challenge us to explore ways of living our life of faith, hope, and love. 

All adults are welcome at every Morning of Renewal. The mornings are offered in the Loyola Room (second floor) in Campion Hall at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. The morning begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with the celebration of Mass at 11:30 a.m. There is no set cost of the mornings, but we do accept offerings to help defray facility and materials expenses. It is helpful to our planning if you let us know you are coming. You can register here. 

Join us Saturay March 7 for  Seeing Christ in Need with Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. Here is a decription of our theme:

Jesus looked with pity upon those who were in need. We are invited to cultivate an ever greater awareness of the needs of those around us. As Jesus opens our eyes and hearts to see their needs and to hear the cry of the poor, we will seek ways to respond with ever greater generosity and creativity to those needs. Jesus draws so incredibly close to those who are in need that He ultimately embraces a way of life that leads to His being rejected. Jesus reminds us that whatever we do for the least among us, we do for Him. What prevents us from seeing Christ in need? How will you respond when you see Jesus hungry, naked, lonely or afraid? 

Presenter and Mass Celebrant:
Anthony Borrow, S.J.

Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Barry University with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. Fr. Anthony studied Spanish and has had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic to immerse himself not only in the language but the diverse cultures of the Hispanic community.

Fr. Anthony entered the Society of Jesus in 1998 and has regularly been involved with ministering to a variety of incarcerated populations (detention centers, jails, and juvenile detention centers). He studied philosophy at St. Louis University where he also obtained a Masters in Counseling. He then went on to study theology and obtained his Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. Fr. Anthony was ordained a priest in 2010 at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.

As a Jesuit, Fr. Anthony has taught theology at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and later served as Campus Minister, theology teacher and school counselor at Cristo Rey Jesuit in Houston, Texas. While teaching, Fr. Anthony wrote a series of reflections to help his students learn and experience the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola. More recently, Fr. Anthony served as the Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, he has served on the board of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute.

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Future 2020 Themes, Presenters and Mass Celebrants:

Saturday, April 4: Visions in the Gardens, Gethsemane and Beyond with Susie Andrews, presenter, and Fr. Roy Joseph, S.J., celebrant

Saturday, May 2: Here & Now: Presence Matters with Rachel Triska, presenter, and Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. celebrant

Saturday, June 6: Being the Apple of God's Eye: an Ignatian Perspective with Fr. Roy Joseph, S.J. presenter and celebrant

Saturday, August 1: Looking with the eyes of a child: the spirituality of play with Cyndy Mathews, presenter, and Fr. Ron Gonzales, S.J., celebrant

Saturday, September 5: Seeing the Joy of the Lord through Life's Messy Lens with MK Simion, presenter, and Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J., celebrant

Saturday, October 3: The Examen: Who is Looking at Whom? with Mark Canales, presenter, and Fr. Roy Joseph, S.J., celebrant

Saturday, November 7: Do you see anything? Mark 8:22-25 the blind man of Bethsaida with Ann Lee, presenter, and Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J., celebrant

Saturday, December 5: Advent: “What does it mean ‘to prepare the way of the Lord’”? with Estelle Bouley, presenter, and Fr. Ron Gonzales, S.J., celebrant


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