Ignatian Spirituality

How can we hear the cry of the poor during Lent?

by Andy Alexander, SJ, Maureen McCann Waldron

Liturgical Year: Lent

Hearing the cry of the poor starts with desire and a few choices. If we recognize a desire to be more attentive to the poor and to grow in solidarity with them, then it is likely that this is a grace we have received. Many things may have happened to open us to this grace, but it is important to name it and welcome it. God has been offering us this grace for some time and perhaps is preparing us to receive it this Lent. If we don’t feel this desire, we can ask for it. We can ask our Lord to help us grow in a desire to better hear the cry of those most in need.

Who are the poor? Who are most in need? Who are pushed to the margins of neglect and powerlessness? It doesn’t take a great social analysis to come up with some immediate answers, locally in our own world and across the globe. Listening to the news is a beginning. Who is suffering? Who is tremendously burdened? Poverty doesn’t always make the news, but being sensitive to the stories we do hear is a place to start.

Your Guide To Ignatian resources by the Jesuits:
Jesuit Resourcesclick this link   We offer these prayer and spirituality apps and internet sites to get you started….

Sacred Space  invites you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.  Download Free app in iOS and Android here

America Media – The Jesuit Review – magazine and and blogs  http://www.americamagazine.org/siriusxm   http://www.americamagazine.org/sections/blogs   http://www.americamagazine.org/sections/media

LENTEN RESOURCE:   more than thirty writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. and Sr. Norma Pimentel will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series entitled “Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity.”   Sign up for daily email:   https://ignatiansolidarity.net/lent-2017/

The Pope App  iOSAndroid 
If you like the Pope, you’re gonna love this app. You can browse photo galleries of recent General Audiences and Papal events, watch video clips of the Pope’s addresses,  read transcripts of his speeches, check out the Pope’s upcoming schedule of events, and even watch live streaming video. The Pope App also has a Pope News section, links to other great resources (Pope’s Twitter account, various Vatican news sources, etc.), and Vatican webcams. It’s powered by news.va, which is run by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.

Click To Pray is the app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). The app accompanies you throughout your day. It connects you with thousands of people who find purpose in praying every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the Pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions. Click To Pray encourages people of good will throughout the world to join the Pope in prayer. Its “Prayer Wall” also invites us to pray for one another, right now.   https://clicktopray.org/

Reimagining the Examen –  a fresh and customized prayer app inspired by St. Ignatius’s Examen, a practice that helps you review your day in the presence of God. With unique Examens tailored to your mood, needs, and situation, the app invites you to pray from where you are, wherever you are.  Download the FREE app today

Pray as you go Podcast – today’s Bible reading with music and questions for review.  The audio walks you through, no reading necessary. A daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst traveling to and from work, study, etc.    Android    or    iOS

Georgetown University Ignatian Spirituality Resources: https://missionandministry.georgetown.edu/ignatianspirituality

Xavier Univ. Jesuit Resources http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/ignatian-resources/
Video resources:  http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/Ignatian-Spirituality-Videos.cfm
By theme:

Creighton University Ignatian Resources: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html

Reimagining-the-Ignatian-Examen-540How to find God in your daliy life (link)

Now available at our Parish: Reimagining the Examen for a Digital World: Look over your day through a set of questions, ask for forgiveness and look to tomorrow. Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, is author of the book “Reimagining the Ignatian Examen.” For more information about the app, visit the Reimagining the Examen website; for more information about the book, visit the Loyola Press website.

Office of Ignatian Spirituality:   http://www.jesuit-collaborative.org/guide-part-ii

Loyola Press: http://www.loyolapress.com/ignatian-spirituality.htm

Mobile Apps:  Daily PrayerIgnatius_Statue cropped
Lunchtime Examen
Sacred Space
Daily Ignatian Reflections
Pray-as-you-go Podcast
3 Minute Retreat
Pray as you go


Seasonal Guided Retreats

Our Program offers group and individual prayer and retreat experiences scheduled from September through May of each year. The events and parking are free.
The heart of our Ignatian ministry is the presentation of seasonal retreats, open to all. Participants deepen their experience of Advent and Lent by attending a 3-hour Saturday retreat that combines a team-member-led reflection on the theme, a guided group meditation of imaginative contemplative prayer, private meditation and paired participant sharing. Retreats generally open or close with a Mass.

For those who wish to dig deeper, we offer small-group, guided retreats (two weeks for Advent and five weeks for Lent). Retreatants receive a booklet of scripture readings, commit to a half hour of daily prayer, and meet once a week as a group to share where God has shown up. We encourage the practice of journaling and use of the daily Examen.ignatius_webpage_Image
Watch the Bulletin, e-mail blasts, and the website. Register online by links to Sign-Up Genius.

Other Offerings
A team-led retreat experience that offers a wonderful introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

A daily practice of prayer and introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, based on the “First Week” of the Exercises—a contemplation of God’s unconditional love.

[For Busy People]
The full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a path to deep conversion and discipleship.

This ministry is offered to those already on a spiritual path who desire a deeper relationship with God.
For more information on Directed Individual Retreats, the Spiritual Exercises or Spiritual Companionship, contact Allain Andry: aandry@rbh.com, Christine Pearson: christine@charlotte.twcbc.com or Joe Breen: joebreen62@aol.com.

St. Peter’s Ignatian Spirituality Team
St. Ignatius wrote his Spiritual Exercises as a layman and Ignatian Spirituality belongs to everyone.
St Peter’s Ignatian Spirituality Team is made up of members from our parish, with the guidance and participation of our Jesuit priests and pastor. Our team is led by Allain Andry. Many of our team members have been trained in certified programs of Spiritual Direction at Jesuit-based Spirituality Centers including Fairfield University, Wernersville and The Charlotte Spirituality Center. And we engage in (and host) annual continuing education experiences in Ignatian Spirituality for our team.

Allain Andry: aandry@rbh.com
Bryna Bozart: beebeemps@aol.com
Joe Breen: joebreen62@aol.com
Tim Funk: tim_funk@me.com
Barbara Gaddy: barbgaddy@aol.com
John Gallagher: jgallagher85@hotmail.com
Julie Glaser: xujag@hotmail.com
Stephen Keener: stephenkeener@hotmail.com
Christine Pearson: christine@charlotte.twcbc.com
Brenda Romanoff: brendaromanoff@gmail.com
Jim Reichard: james.reichard@greerwalker.com
Peg Ruble: rkrmcr@aol.com
Suzie Shermer: suzie.shermer@gmail.com
Bea Staub: bea@patstaub.com
Carolyn Wilson: csw8123@hotmail.com

Fr. John Michalowski, SJ Parochial Vicar,  St. Peter Catholic Church

Posted: April 21, 2016 / Categories: Events, Faith Formation, General, Meetings, Uncategorized
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