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12 Weeks in Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times
An Ignatian Retreat for Daily Life
Offered by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College
 
The Institute invites you to participate in 12 Weeks in Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times, an Ignatian retreat in daily life that will help you deepen your prayer and relationship with God. In addition to the retreat book, which will guide your daily prayer, there are two additional components of the retreat: presentations on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, led by Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J., and optional small group faith sharing. Deadline to register is May 31. By registering, you will receive weekly emails to keep you on track to start the retreat on June 12th and conclude on September 3rd.
 
Timeline:
·     May 31: Deadline to register.
·     June 1: Discount code for retreat material received in welcome email with retreat details and instructions.
·     June 6: Optional random small groups assigned
·     June 12: Start the retreat
·     Sept 3: Finish the retreat

Here's the link: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/centers/iajs/programs/retreat.html

Praying With Us!
 
Our Adult Formation Office offers an on-demand 15-minute prayer reflection entitled Pray With Us!, created specifically for parents, alum and friends of Saint Ignatius College Prep. Updated weekly, these pre-recorded reflections can be accessed on your computer, iPhone or iPad 24/7!
For this week's reflection with Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, Chaplain Gail Krema and Deacon Chuck Thompson, click here: https://sites.google.com/ignatius.org/praying-with-us/home
 
Please submit any special petition you'd like us to add to the recording to gail.krema@ignatius.org. For example: "From the Krema Family, for Aunt Susie to recover from surgery."
 
Come Pray With Us! "First and Third" Wednesdays Parent/Alumni Faith Sharing on Zoom!
All Parents and Alumni are welcome to join us for faith-sharing as we gather to pray with Scripture on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Our Zoom sessions will be from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Please email gail.krema@ignatius.org for the Zoom link. All are welcome!
 
Mass Intentions at Saint Ignatius
The Jesuit community here at Saint Ignatius continues to welcome your Mass intentions. Please email your request to Fr. Pat Fairbanks S.J. at patrick.fairbanks@ignatius.org. If you wish, you may make an optional stipend to the Jesuit community with your request.
 “If you are too busy to pray, you are too busy.” – Anonymous
As a way to support our parents and alumni, the Adult Formation Office has compiled a list of spiritual resources in tandem with the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you'll prayerfully consider at least one of the offerings below during these most difficult times.  
 
Resources
The following resources can be utilized in virtual small group prayers and reflections, or simply shared with adults in your community to continue to grow in faith at home.
  • Magnificat is currently offering complimentary access to its at-home prayer resources (English | Spanish)
  • Daily Catholic Gospel is a free daily email resource providing reflections on the Gospel of the day (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Formed Catholic Online offers affordable online faith and discipleship courses are available at (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Our Sunday Visitor provides free online Sunday readings and questions of the week (link)
  • Adult virtual Bible study from Ascension Press occurs on Fridays at 7pm CST (link)
  • Catholic reading list for adults (link)
  • Daily three minute retreats from Loyola Press for adults (available in English and Spanish) (link)
  • Documentaries, TV shows, podcasts, and radio segments from Salt and Light Media that highlight stories and issues relevant to the Catholic community in the world today (link)
  • USCCB “Made for Love” podcast featuring stories of Catholics living out the call to love in their daily lives (link)
  • Liturgy Training Publications free online resources in English and Spanish for prayer and connection in times of crisis, including daily prayers, scriptural reflections and resources reflecting on the Sunday Gospel as a family (link)
  • The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry free online recordings of lectures in theology and ministry, along with suggested discussion questions, to use in your adult formation programming (link
  • Pray as You Go
  • Praying with daily readings. https://bible.usccb.org/
  • Creighton University’s Online Ministries homepage https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html 

Contact for more information

Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.421.7124