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On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Fr. Brian McDermott, SJ, addressed our Ignatian spirituality conference "We Walk with a Heart That Does Not Rest." More than 400 people participated in the conference either in person or online.

Ignatian-inspired leadership is other-focused. Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, instructed us that our work must form women and men for others. Being a leader “with and for” others means considering the needs of those we are serving.

Our Hispanic Ministry is keeping busy with programs and retreats during the Lent and Easter seasons. Here is some information about upcoming opportunities, as well as a couple of recaps from last month.

It’s been said that the church doesn’t have a mission, the Mission has a church. In looking at what “mission” means from an Ignatian context, I find this helpful.

Despite its historical roots and the popularity of Ignatian spirituality today, spiritual direction for many remains mysterious, even intimidating. Some assume that it is reserved for the “spiritually mature.” On the contrary, spiritual direction is an accessible means, much like the Ignatian examen, of noticing God movement in one’s life.

Collaboration is at the heart of the Ignatian mission.

Jan. 6, 2017 - On Dec. 17, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS) held the fifth and final session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the "Escuela") in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Over the past nine months, 26 Hispanic women and men have immersed themselves in Ignatian forms of prayer, the Ignatian way of proceeding, the Spiritual Exercises, and the Ignatian understanding of mission.

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