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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
Friday, September 28, 2018
“Spiritual Direction and Asceticism after Laudato Si’:
A Day of Reflection for Priests”
– Fr. Brian G. Konzman, SJ
10 AM - 3 PM
Spiritual directors, including St. Ignatius, have long recommended asceticism as an aid to the spiritual life. In the wake of Vatican II, many Catholics stopped their ascetic practices, seeing them as anachronistic or dualistic. This day-long retreat will focus on the helpful use of asceticism in spirituality as a holistic, ethical approach to the world in the footsteps of Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home). The day will include liturgy, time for personal prayer, and lunch.
Deposit: $25 / Cost: $50 [$90 if arriving Thursday & staying overnight]
Fr. Brian G. Konzman, SJ
Fr. Brian G. Konzman, SJ, grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor’s in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Scranton, a Master’s in philosophy from Fordham University, and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. Fr. Konzman entered the Society of Jesus in 2008 and was ordained a priest in June of 2018. He has worked as a high school teacher, a spiritual director, and a managing editor of The Jesuit Post. He is currently assigned to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan.
In celebration of The Feast of St. Ignatius (July 31), Fr. Brian Bonzman was asked to provide a video reflection honoring St. Ignatius.