Retreats and Spirituality Opportunities
Summer Colleagues Retreat: “Tracing the Footprints of God”
To celebrate the beginning of the Ignatian Year, UCS province colleagues traveled the path taken by Ignatius to recognize and appreciate a “space of interiority” where God has been working in us.
In late July, UCS colleagues entered into a hybrid in-person and virtual retreat “pilgrimage,” sharing silence, encountering God, and companioning one another in grace. We are deeply grateful to our province retreat center colleagues in Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana, as well as St. John’s College, for securing a venue for encounter in Belize. Additionally, several colleagues were able to join the pilgrimage in an entirely virtual format. Graces and Blessings abound.
“Theological Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises” Pilot Course
At the approval of Father Provincial Tom Greene, SJ, Provincial Assistant for Formation Hung T. Pham, SJ, led a trial 10-week course with province colleagues and friends to explore in greater depth the theological dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. By identifying theological dynamics in the Exercises, participants developed a greater appreciation for them and learned to apply them in various academic, ministerial, and pastoral contexts. For this first trial course, registration was by invitation only, however, future courses and seminars will be offered. Stay tuned!
Lenten Retreat Opportunities: “Fall in Love & Stay in Love”
The Office of Ignatian Spirituality led three Virtual Lenten Retreats, in three languages. The theme was “Fall in Love & Stay in Love” with Jesus, who shows us the way to true leadership and guidance. Led by Fr. Hung Pham and lay colleagues, they were offered in February and March, 2021.