Ignatian-Inspired Program Information Sessions
Ignatian-inspired Program Information Sessions are at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
From Promise to Resurrection (De la Promesa a la Resureccion): A 12 Week Group-style experience of the Spiritual Exercises
Presented by David Shields, SJ Executive Director, Casa Romero Renewal Center and Sebastian Kaufmann, Professor of Philosophy, Santiago, Chile
This workshop will be offered in Spanish and English. Using interactive lecture methods and a variety of handouts, the presenters will highlight the theme and structure of the 12-week program of group spiritual direction. The presenters will discuss how to reach appropriate target audiences for this experience.
Helping Men and Women Learn to Love like God: Using Service and Reflection to Provide the Ignatian Experience
Presented by Meg Mannix, Director of Programs and Operations, Ignatian Volunteer Corps
The presenters will demonstrate the opportunities for spiritual growth that come from employing the Ignatian tradition of action and contemplation. Through the direct experience of a seasoned volunteer and a spiritual reflector, the workshop will offer a glimpse into the journey of Ignatian Volunteer Corps participants and their growth toward being truly Easter people.
“My Lord and My God” A Risen People: How a Fourth Week Contemplation is Liberating the Poor
Presented by Thomas Drexler, Ignatian Spirituality Project Executive Director
For 12 years the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) has been offering Ignatian retreats to men and women who are homeless and in recovery from addictions. This presentation will take a look at how the contemplation of the seventh apparition (305) manifests itself on an ISP retreat. The retreat themes of healing, hope and resurrection will be explored in light of the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises.
Would you Friend Jesus? Best Practices in Using Technology and Social Media in Ministry to Young Adults
Presented by Lauren Gaffey and Mary Ellen Madden, Charis Ministries
In a time when people may define themselves by how many “friends” they have on Facebook, we are challenged to bring the Catholic faith to people in new ways. The gifts of Ignatian Spirituality offer opportunities for reflection on one’s personal faith journey and intimate relationship with Jesus. But we have to first reach people where they are – on the Internet. Come learn about best practices in using technology and social media in your ministry. We will focus on Facebook, Twitter, and e-communication while highlighting Charis Ministries' retreat ministry to those in their 20s and 30s.
Bringing the 19th Annotation Retreat to the Community: The Bridges Program
Presented by Carol Brescia, Bridges Foundation Board Vice President, Tom Simon, Bridges Foundation Board President, Hsin-Hsin Huang, Ph.D, Bridges Foundation Board Member, and Miriam Wesselmann, SSND, Bridges Foundation Executive Director
The panel will describe the format of the Bridges Foundation 19th Annotation Retreat and the Magis program in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Magis provides training of new prayer companions and ongoing formation of past retreatants and prayer companions. A key component of Magis is fostering a sense of community among those who have participated in the 19th Annotation retreat.
We invite people involved in 19th Annotation retreat programs to come to this group forum and to share and discuss ideas regarding your retreats and the training and ongoing formation of prayer companions.
19th Annotation Retreat - Forming Adults for Mission - A Parish Model
Presented by Damian Zynda, Th.D
This presentation is designed to offer participants a unique approach to faith formation that seeks to form adults in the Ignatian tradition. Included will be the nuts-and-bolts of how to implement and sustain such a program, strengths and challenges, and how parish life is changing through using the 19th Annotation as a tool for forming adults for mission.
Contemplative Leaders in Action: Nurturing Christ-centered Servant Leaders
Presented by Mary Tracy and The Jesuit Collaborative
This information session will introduce Contemplative Leaders in Action, an Ignatian program offered by the Jesuit Collaborative. This initiative offers participants a way of nourishing young professionals in their twenties and thirties with a program integrating their spiritual and professional lives. One of the goals of the program is to provide spiritual and ethical support as they navigate through important issues and choices. This session is based on the experience the CLIA program run in five East coast cities for three years.
Week/Month of Guided Prayer: An Exploration of the Business and Spiritual Aspects of a Thriving Retreat in Everyday Life Ministry
Presented by Clarence Heller
The Week/Month of Guided Prayer in St. Louis has grown from a total of 79 retreatants in 2004 to 151 retreatants in 2009. The focus of this presentation will be on lessons learned and approaches employed in this ministry with the hope of helping others start or improve similar ministries in other cities. Topics to be covered include: fundamental principles, marketing, hosting locations, recruiting prayer guides (spiritual directors), peer support and on-going formation, philosophy of the retreat, ecumenism in action, inter-relationship with the local 19th Annotation retreat program, and finances.
"Lo, I am with you always as you love your neighbor by investing responsibly”: The Spirituality of Making Responsible Economic Investment Decisions
Presented by Anna Bradley, National Jesuit Committee for Investment Responsibility
How ought an awareness of God in all things, of God’s presence with us calling us to love our neighbor, influence our investment decisions? Whether you manage your personal investing or have fiduciary responsibility for an endowment or other portfolio, this presentation will challenge you to consider social, environmental and corporate governance issues. Presented by the National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR), attendees will benefit by reading the 2010 NJCIR Annual Report at www.njcir.org to understand better the role of shareholder engagement in creating “a more humane business culture” (GC 35, D 3, n 28).