Based on her book of the same
title, this seminar will speak to the mature soul,
notwithstanding one’s age. Dr. Thibault will bring us
to a deeper awareness of God’s presence throughout the
various transitions we experience as we grow older. The
‘radical freedom of age’ can also have negative
consequences: greed, mourning and an overall feeling of
discontent. We will explore the inner work necessary
for a healthy spirituality in later life, including the
process of dedicated suffering, a practice recently
fashioned by Dr. Thibault.
Jane Marie Thibault, a retired gerontologist and professor of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of 10 Gospel Promises for Later Life and A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God in Later Life. Thibault is co-author (with Richard Morgan) of No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia.
A Poster of this event is available for your parish or community board in the left sidebar under Publications.
Friday, May 24, from 7 pm to 9 pm and
Saturday, May 25, from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by Mass.
Loyola High School
7272 Sherbrooke Street West, corner West Broadway.
Please bring a lunch. Coffee and snacks provided.
To register or for more information, please contact
The Ignatian Centre
This workshop will explore
seven common styles of being a “Messiah” and some of
the ways in which we can become more aware of unhealthy
patterns in our helping relationships. We will also
look at healthy models of Christian service and
In an interactive way, we will explore the balance in our own lives of service, increase our awareness about how we make decisions and how to find balance in our busy lives.
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Place: The Ignatian Centre
Please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to register.
May 10 and 11, 2013
As many of you know, our annual Book and Yard sale is a vital source of income to the Centre and a labor of love for the volunteers, who tirelessly sort through and organize the donations we receive.
Please consider donating gently used items, including clothing and house ware, small appliances and electronic items which are in working order, and of course, our pièce de résistance, BOOKS, to the Centre for our next sale.
Please note that items may be dropped off during regular office hours, Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. Please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064, or at email@example.com, if you need to make an appointment outside of these times.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 9am - 3 pm
(Coffee and cookies included. Please bring a lunch)
New and experienced pray-ers may feel their prayer life is flat or “boring” at times. The saints often called this the “desert.” This feeling of God’s absence can be reflected in our workplace or through the crises in our Church and parishes or in family transitions. What do the mystics, both modern and traditional, have to tell us?
This workshop will tap into the traditional spiritual wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, including John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila as well as the experience of more contemporary writers.
To register or for more information, please contact the Ignatian Spirituality Centre at
514-481-1064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutions, please consider printing and posting the poster for this event, to be found under Publications in the sidebar, on your community bulletin board. Thank you!
...will be in town for 2 events!
1. BEYOND BELIEF: BEYOND CERTAINTY
What does it really mean to be people of faith when traditional religious structures seem to be straining
and breaking down? When dangerous fault-lines are opening up between faith and theism, between
different faith traditions, and within our own traditions and practices? Is faith simply our assent to a
series of theological propositions, or is it a question of trust? What is this mystery we call God and how
might we be in relationship with such mystery? Who is Jesus for us? And what about faith community?
An opportunity to explore questions we might not dare ask in church.
Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Fulford Hall, 1444 Union Ave., Montreal (Metro McGill)
FREE ADMISSION. ALL WELCOME.
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre (514 481-1064)
The Spiritual Direction Group, Diocese of Montreal (Anglican)
2. LIMPING INTO LIFE
An opportunity to reflect on some of the key events in Ignatius’ story, and uncover the patterns of how divine grace works through human imperfection to bring about transformation beyond anything we can imagine, not just in the life of an evolving saint, but in our own lives too. Based on Margaret’s latest book ‘Just Call Me Lopez’, Getting to the Heart of Ignatius Loyola, Loyola Press, Chicago, 2012.
This theme provides a framework in which we can explore topics like discernment, detachment, living with tension, and the power of visionary experience, as demonstrated in the initially very ‘limping’ life of Ignatius and in our own limping efforts to live into God’s Dream.
On Friday, November 30, from 7 pm to 9pm, and, Saturday, December 1, from 9 am to 4 pm. Mass celebrated at 4pm. Coffee and snacks provided on both days, however, please bring a lunch for Saturday.
At: Loyola High School, 7272 Sherbrooke West, corner West Broadway, H4B 1R2
To register, please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or by email at email@example.com
FOR POSTERS, please look under Publications in the sidebar.
Margaret Silf travels widely in her work as a retreat director and speaker on Ignatian spirituality. Her latest book, Just Call Me Lopez: Getting to the Heart of Ignatius Loyola, appeared in 2012. Her other books include The Other Side of Chaos, Simple Faith, Compass Points, Inner Compass, Close to the Heart and Going on Retreat (Loyola Press) and The Gift of Prayer: Embracing the Sacred in the Everyday (Bluebridge). She lives in Scotland.
with facilitator, Mary-Ellen Francoeur
This will be a meditative experience as we explore the presence of Compassion from the creation of the universe to the hearts of the present day. Blending spirituality, psychology and cosmology, we will experience the life-giving and healing power of Compassion.
Mary-Ellen is a Sister of Service. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology, years of experience as a spiritual director, with an interest in the richness of all the spiritual traditions and the spiritual dimension of cosmology. Friday, October 19, from 7 pm to 9 pm and
Saturday, October 20, from 9 am to 4 pm (please bring a lunch)!
Mass celebrated at 4 pm
Coffee and cookies provided both days.
At The Ignatian Centre
4567 West Broadway
Mtl, QC H4B 2A7
To register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this seminar may be of interest to others, please consider using our poster, which can be found on the left sidebar under Publications.
We are very
excited about the programs offered this year.
below for details
on upcoming fall events, and our
Calendar in the
sidebar for the full year events.
An Invitation to Prayer is a new, eight week session for those interested in learning to pray with Scripture. If registration permits, Elizabeth and Cathie will return with Hearing God in Others, a course open to all, especially those who feel called to become prayer companions. Registration is now open for the Contemplative Retreat in Daily with Father Krull.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or email@example.com for further information or to register.
Carl Krull, S.J.
A contemplative program in everyday life for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having formerly meditated on scripture with satisfaction, but feel an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so.
Participants must be ready to put aside an hour a day for prayer and attend weekly group meetings. Regular meetings with a spiritual director is recommended.
PLACE: The Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal
DAY and TIME: To be determined by participants
COST: Suggested contribution: $100 for 20 sessions (no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds).
Contact: The Ignatian Centre, 514-481-1064 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Macaulay and Elizabeth Koessler.
This 6 session course is designed to develop a spirituality of listening. Basic skills for fostering communication in family and pastoral care relationships are put into practice during this course.
PLACE: The Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal
DATE & TIME: Tuesdays, beginning mid-September, at 7:30 pm
To register or for more information, please contact The Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or email at email@example.com