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“As Certain as

the Dawn”

Spring Reflections 

Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province.  You may read Fr. Hussey’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.


While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.


"You were created to make a unique contribution to the great evolutionary project initiated and ontinually supported by God, namely bringing all creation together into one magnificent conscious loving union… For this, God empowers you to grow in passionate love and care for all elements of the cosmos, since they, as you, all live and move and have their being in God’s love." – Louis Savary, The New Spiritual Exercises: In the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Jesuit Center staff members Frank Kaminski, SJ and Anita Wood will lead a day of reflection inviting gatherers to ponder and pray with the wisdom of Teilhard de Chardin, 20th century Jesuit scientist and mystic, in a way that integrates and honors matter and spirit, science and faith, and that helps with discernment of our unique role in bringing God's Beloved Community to birth. 


Arrival: 9:00 – 9:30 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will include input from Fr. Kaminski and Anita Wood, opportunities for quiet prayer and reflection, Mass, and lunch.  The program will conclude at 3:30 PM.


Cost: $50 ($25 non-refundable deposit)

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Program Presenters

Fr. Frank Kaminski, SJ

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Anita Wood

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The Heart of the Matter: Day of Prayer on

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

with Fr. Frank Kaminski, SJ & Ms. Anita Wood

Saturday, March 28, 2020 is rescheduled to Saturday September 19, 2020

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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