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Merry Christmas!

Today we begin our celebration of this most joyful season. 

Born in a stable, Jesus invites us to look for Him in simple, humble places. In the midst of parties, presents, travel, and other family traditions, therefore, let us remember that Jesus can be found in all these places, as well as in the love and friendship of those around us. We give thanks to God for this incredible grace! 

On behalf of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality, I am grateful for your friendship and all the ways you have accompanied us on our journey this year. The Ignatian community on the East Coast is thriving. We look forward to seeing where Christ will invite us to find Him in 2018. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for our ministry. I wish you, your family, and your friends a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 

In Christ,
Rev. George M. Witt, S.J. 
Executive Director 
Office of Ignatian Spirituality





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On Saturday, Dec. 9, the OIS Hispanic Ministry offered an Advent retreat in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. The retreatants were all graduates of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the "Escuela"), a five-session introduction to Ignatian spirituality offered by the Hispanic Minsitry team. In total, 25 people participated on this day-long retreat.

View a list of online Ignatian spirituality resources for this Advent.

On Nov. 4, 2017, we offered an Ignatian spirituality workshop called "Adult Psychological Development and Spiritual Maturity: Ignatian Spirituality Across the Life Cycle." The video recording of the workshop is now available online.

Nov. 2, 2017 - Today is the feast of All Souls, when many Christians remember family members and friends who have died. Please join us as we prayerfully remember the Jesuit priests and brothers who were called to home to God.

October 19, 2017 — Today, the Society of Jesus celebrates the eight North American Martyrs.

On Oct. 21-22, 2017, Jesuit educated grads and friends of the Society will gather for Masses along the East Coast, which will feature a reception where they can learn about volunteer programs, spiritual development opportunities and other ways to take part in the many offerings of Jesuit ministries.

Aug. 11, 2017 - On Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, seven Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Society of Jesus at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, N.Y.

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Publications

"Jesuits" Magazine: Winter 2017

OIS Catalog of Spiritual Directors - Process

Jesuits Magazine Summer 2017



Bellarmine Retreat Center
Bellarmine Retreat Center is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains by the Appalachian Trail on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. It is scheduled to close on Labor Day 2018.