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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
That is enough for me.
—St. Ignatius of Loyola
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The mission of the Jesuit Center at Wernersville is two-fold – prayer and hospitality. Those two wider goals are realized in four principal ways:
1. research, spiritual direction and training for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius by our Spiritual Growth staff;
2. the Center’s hosting of programs for Catholic and other religious non-profit groups from both the local and wider mid-Atlantic areas;
3. the provision by our staff for a variety of Ignatian-based programs for many of the apostolic works of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus as well as those of our own Allentown diocese;
4. the prayer of the senior Jesuits residing at Wernersville for the Society and the Catholic Church as well as pastoral ministry offered by Jesuits at the Center not only for our retreatants but also for local parishes as well.
The Center’s mission is carried out not only through the work of the administrative and spiritual growth staffs but also by the many persons working in health care, housekeeping, food service, maintenance, building and grounds services.
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