Jesuit Ministry
Adult Formation

2016-17 Programs

Adult Formation Programs

The Office of Ignatian Mission & Identity invites adult members of the Loyola community to participate in our Ignatian formation program offerings. Please take a moment to review the descriptions and dates of the following programs and register online.

No prior experience with prayer groups is needed, just a desire to renew one’s faith, enrich one’s prayer life, or an aspiration to better understand the Ignatian Way of Proceeding. You are asked only to bring your interest and your commitment to a brief amount of time each day devoted to reading a reflecting on scriptural and historical documents.

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  • Meeting Christ in Prayer - 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

    Meeting Christ in Prayer is an engaging eight-week guided prayer experience designed for small groups. It is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which is a tried and-true method of spiritual renewal. By means of prayer, reflection, and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer, and provides them with an opportunity to meet Christ anew and to experience support in the Christian life in a new way. It can also inspire a profound sense of mission that urges participants to a new level of discipleship.

    Meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7:45 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. from October 28th – December 14th
  • Developing You Ignatian Toolbox

    The Ignatian Toolbox program is a six-week program entitled Developing your Ignatian Tool Box. Over the course of six weeks, participants will be introduced to the basic tenets of Ignatian Spirituality and guide them in the practical application of these tools in their professional and family life. Topics include: The life of Ignatius, Discernment, Ignatian Indifference, the Magis, the Jesuits and Social Justice, and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm for the Real World. This program will invite participants to briefly reflect on daily assigned readings and participate in discussion of the weekly theme and faith sharing.

    Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from Tuesday, November 1st – December 13th
  • From Ignatius Loyola (1491) to Loyola Blakefield (2015)

    Loyola Blakefield’s chaplain, Fr. Joe Michini, SJ ’59 will be hosting an eight-week program focusing on the development of Ignatian Spirituality, the life of St. Ignatius, and the history of the Society of Jesus from its inception to present day. Participants will join Fr. Joe in examining the autobiography of St. Ignatius along with John O’Malley, S.J.’s recent book The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present in this eight-week program.

    Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM from Tuesday, February 21st – April 11th
  • Ignatian Book Club

    The Ignatian Books Club is our newest formation offering. Participants will on a bi-weekly basis to read and discuss Ignatian themed books by Jesuit or Lay authors while building fellowship with one another. The books will cover fiction, non- fiction, and spirituality genres by authors Fr. James Martin, Fr. Greg Boyle, Anne Lamont, and more.

    Meets every other week on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM February 3rd – April 27th
     

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Testimonials

"I remember being hesitant to register for my first Adult Formation Program at Loyola. My schedule was already 'filled'. Moreover, I was uncomfortable with the thought of discussing my spirituality. It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake. You are hesitant to do it but once you do it is exhilarating – and you will want to do it again. I encourage you to take the leap of faith and sign up. My wife Trish and I are glad we did." - Mike Coan, former parent

"When my son came to Loyola four years ago, I attended the formation programs to learn more about St. Ignatius and his teachings so that I could reinforce what my son was learning at school. The knowledge that I gained there has definitely helped me to reinforce Men for Others and opened up lines of communication to discuss school on a deeper level. What I did not expect was the impact that it had on my own spiritual life. I thought I was too busy to attend the programs, but I soon found that the time spent made me a happier and more productive person. This is one of the many blessings that we have received from Loyola." - Leslie White, current parent

"Life's pressures of work, family and worrying about getting ahead gets me off track. Ignatius centers my attention on gratitude, service to others and humility. This focus a relief. Participating in the various spiritual formation programs takes me back 30 plus years when I was a Don, helps me understand better my son's experience at Loyola and most of all helps me think about Jesus as an example in my daily dealings with others." - Joe Sowinski '85, alumnus and former parent
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