Arrupe Program 2013
Applications are now open for the 2013 Arrupe Program for forming spiritual directors in the Ignatian Tradition and Givers of the Spiritual Exercises. For more information
An Invitation from the Jesuit Provincial - Fr Steve Curtin SJ
Discovering God’s Presence in Your Life ...
Welcome to our Centres of Ignatian Spirituality in 2013! Saint Ignatius of Loyola discovered that God can be found in all things, in all events, in every moment. Learning to listen to the movements of his heart, he was led to a profound faith in Jesus, and he invited others to journey along the path he trod. Generations later, we call this path ‘Ignatian spirituality’. It is a pilgrim’s path, a way that respects each one’s life journey, but profoundly challenges the pilgrim to hear, to decide and to journey inwards.
At the Centres of Ignatian Spirituality, you are invited to deepen
your ability to discern the ways God speaks to you, hearing God’s voice in the depths of your heart, your life, your story, your history.
God calls us as individuals and as a community. We can hear where God is calling us to grow and we can hear where God is calling us to go. We can know who God is calling us to be and we can know what God is calling us to do.
One of the loveliest gifts we have been given is to have been made co-creators with God (Genesis 1:26-27). God gives us a share in building our own future and that of our world.
In our Catholic tradition, when we talk of preparing people to share more e!ectively in the mission of Jesus, we speak of ‘formation’. Formation is much more than training or education because it is about the internalisation of values, attitudes and ways of seeing and the maturing of faith. It is something that we do in co-operation with God. Formation seeks to develop in us a sensitivity to where God is leading us in our lives and in our mission.
We invite you to choose one of the programs at any of our Centres of Ignatian Spirituality in Australia and to talk with one of our experienced spiritual guides. It is our hope that you will "nd with us an environment of prayer and the guidance that will help you discover God’s presence in your life.
Fr Stephen Curtin SJ, Australian Provincial of the Society of Jesus