You have seen publicity for the Parish Mission/Novena of Grace – Gesu’s annual Lenten speaker series March 4-12, which culminates on the 400th anniversary of the canonizations of Saints Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier. We also celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ignatius’ “Cannonball Moment” which led him to abandon his worldly ways and ambitions and turn his heart to serving God. Presentations by our speakers will focus on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and elements of Ignatian spirituality. God continues to invite each of us into a deepening relationship, to ongoing conversion. We believe that by accepting this invitation, we embrace our God who calls us to act in new, bold ways that reconcile our world, bringing about justice, peace and compassion. For this Ignatian Year, we ask for the grace to see all things new in Christ.