The Ignatian Identity Committee explores ways of supporting the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuit religious order. This committee assists parishioners in deepening their understanding of Ignatian spirituality and fostering their spiritual growth through Ignatian practices. Saint Ignatius was the founder of the Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, which is the religious order that has served Gesu Parish since its beginning.
IGNATIAN PRAYER AND FAITH SHARING
Each month, there is a gathering for prayer in the Ignatian traditions of imaginative Gospel Contemplation, Lectio Divina and the Examen. A facilitator guides participants in prayer and reflection with a focus on Sacred Scriptures for the coming Sunday. For information on our next meeting, contact Hilda Walter.
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These experiences are based on the Spiritual Exercises, a collection of prayers, meditations, reflections and directions that St. Ignatius used to guide individuals who wished to grow in their love for God, others and self. Each retreat offers opportunities to meet regularly with a group and/or spiritual companion, and can be adapted to meet the needs of one's daily life commitments. Ignatian retreats are offered at Gesu parish and/or the Jesuit Retreat Center in Parma, OH.
NOVENA OF GRACE
This is an annual nine-day period of prayer to honor the anniversary of the canonizations of Saints Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola (1622). Saint Francis was the first and greatest missionary of the Society of Jesus, and contemporary and friend of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society. The Novena of Grace includes a special Mass, daily prayer services and speakers. Contact Fr. Michael Vincent, SJ for more information.
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