Ignatius Was Not Always a Jesuit: Fundamental Ignatian Spirituality

Faculty/Staff Retreat

Thursdays, January 22, 29 and February 5
Fenwick Conference Room, Center for Mission and Identity

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch is provided

The retreat day will consist of non-Jesuits sharing their personal experience on the invitation, the challenge, and the opportunity of living with Ignatian Spirituality and how they live out this spirituality on a day to day basis. After introductory comments, Session I will focus on an experience of Ignatian contemplative prayer and quiet reflective/prayer time. Each session will include lunch and a 'round table' open discussion on the practical aspects of Ignatian Spirituality: how, in practical terms, this can be a lived reality. 

Speakers include: 

Sheila Doran (Senior Academic Staff, Mathematics)
Mark McLaughlin (Executive Director for Gifts & Estate Planning)
Allison Morgan (Assistant Director, University Library)
Carol Reid (Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs)
Doug Riga (Senior Database Administrator, Application Services)
Holly Schapker (Professional Artist, XU Graduate)
Izola White (Administrative Assistant, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs)

Ignatian Spirituality is intended to be a spirituality for those individuals who find it appealing. It is intended to be a spirituality for busy people, people engrossed in the world, people facing the tensions and pressures of daily life and decision making; everyday people, not exclusively priests or members of a religious community. Ignatius went through his conversion experience and began to form this spirituality long before he was a priest and even longer before he began a religious community. In fact, about 20 years passed from his time at Manresa to the founding of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). This is a spirituality of non-cleric shared by other lay people. It is out of the foundation of this spirituality that the Society of Jesus is born, not the other way around - unlike other religious orders.

Open to people of all faith traditions and spiritualities.

RSVP to Diana Rischmann at rischman@xavier.edu.
Direct questions to Br. Darrell Burns, Burnsd1@xavier.edu.