Ignatian spirituality is at the heart of the Jesuit educational tradition. Ignatian spirituality is a spiritual practice based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Ignatian spirituality insists that God is present in all things and active in our world and our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. The cornerstone of Ignatian spirituality is the Spiritual Exercises. The Exercises can be completed with a spiritual director during a short-term retreat, or over the course of a year. The Exercises bring one closer to God through prayer, contemplation and vocational discernment.
At USF, many faculty and staff members participate in programs ranging from half-day retreats on campus to a year-long version of the Spiritual Exercises called the 19th Annotation Program. Many of these programs are organized by University Ministry.
For further information contact:
Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J.
Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Spirituality
A book discussion group for people with some experience of Ignatian spirituality and the desire to explore it in greater depth.
Spring 2013 book selection: Traveling Mercies, by Anne Lamott. Meets Wednesday at noon in the University Ministry office; light lunch is provided. Spring dates: February 6-March 20, 2013 (Except for March 13th, Spring Break).
Registration is required; to register, please contact Fr. Donal Godfrey S.J.