Dear Community of the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center,
As we enter into the month of September (how is it already September?!) we are excited about all the ways we will gather together this year at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center (ISLC) for prayer, conversation, community organizing and education. This month all of our weekly and monthly programs resume (Click Here for more info) and we will begin our first spirituality series of the season on our commitment to and desire for radical hospitality with spiritual director and writer, Colette Lafia.
With all that is going on in our world today, with the violence, natural disaster and division that we stand witness to, God invites us to dream. How does God call us to be part of bringing this dream to birth in the world? This year, let's explore this call, let's dream God's dream and let's stand together as God's children, tirelessly working for peace and justice.
On August 24, over 80 people from our community stood vigil on the steps of St. Agnes Church to pray for peace and to denounce all forms of white supremacy, anti-Semitism and violence. We normally have a monthly prayer for peace inside the chapel at the ISLC and the experience of praying together outside and in public was powerful.
We are constantly inundated with news about tragedy and injustice.We need and we desire to see and experience LOVE. Standing on the steps of St. Agnes that one night last month was a small and meaningful way to show our love and stand for peace. In light of this experience, we will now have our peace vigil outside on the steps of the church on the 4th Thursday of every month. Join us on Thursday, September 28 to pray for peace (for info HERE). My brother and sisters, God has entrusted us with a dream for the world - let's stand together this year (and every year) as God's dreamers.
We hope to see you soon at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center!
Director, Ignatian Spiritual Life Center