July 2019
Photograph courtesy of Spenser Sembrat
Dear Friends,

July is finally here and I’m so excited! LIS has set aside this month to engage our entire community. Whether it’s been years, days or weeks since our last contact, we want to connect with YOU! 

We’re opening our doors to one and all by hosting gatherings to socialize, to network and to provide a sampling of our events and programs. Scroll down to see what we have planned - including an event with me this evening.

This month’s festivities were inspired by our desire to reach out and connect with so many of you, to celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola in a big way and to answer a challenge grant to raise $25,000. This combination of opportunities couldn’t be passed up! 

To keep things celebratory and fun, we’re inviting you to consider giving in honor of St. Ignatius by using the number 31 as your inspiration: $3100, $731, $310, $31 or whatever combination speaks to you .    When you make your donation you will be entered into a weekly drawing to win prizes like a collection of books, tickets to our speaker series and to Hearts on Fire, and the grand prize of a weekend retreat. AND when you sign up to make monthly recurring gifts, in the amount of $10 or more, you will be entered into all of the raffle drawings throughout the month - check them out here: loyolainstitute.org/ignatiusday .

On social media and through messages like this one, we’ll be keeping you updated on our progress, announcing prize winners and sharing interesting and inspiring information to keep us connected and focused on our Feast Day Celebration.  

We are grateful for this opportunity to welcome so many onto our campus this month and can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Peace and Blessings,

Lori Stanley
Executive Director
31 DAYS TO ENGAGE
Here’s what we have planned for July: 

Tonight, July 1st, from 6-8pm we’re hosting a “meet and greet” as an opportunity for our new Executive Director, Lori Stanley to introduce herself to those whom she’s not yet met. She’d love to see you, so please RSVP here loyolainstitute.org/july1

On Sunday, July 14th our popular Ignatian Morning will be on the topic God’s Healing Love. We will take time to reflect and celebrate Mass together. We hope you’ll join us. Click here to RSVP .

Looking for a new date-night option or just a fun time learning and connecting with others? We’re offering a mini version of our film series Finding God in the Dark on Friday evenings, 12 th and 19 th . Click here to learn more and RSVP .

Are you a member of a parish or school staff, or a ministry leader? Join us on Tuesday mornings, 9 th , 16 th & 23 rd to be the first to experience our new program offering Discovering Your Sacred Story. Click here to RSVP .

Finally, we end our month with a FULL DAY celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius on the 31 st . From 8am-8pm we will be hosting an open house including Mass, raffle prizes, and morning, noon and evening socials. We’ll send out more details as we get closer to this date. 

While there is no fee for these events, RSVP is required. Thank you! 
THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN DAILY LIFE
Are you ready for a life-changing experience?

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life are open to anyone desiring to dive deeper into their relationship with God.

The nine-month retreat is open to individuals willing to commit to daily prayer, weekly spiritual direction, and monthly faith-sharing meetings. The Spiritual Exercises invites the person making them to be open, generous, and courageous to explore the ways God is actively working in his or her life.

The cost of the retreat varies from $1,000 to $1,500 person for the entire year.

For more information, or to register, please contact Br. Charlie Jackson, SJ at jackson@loyolainstitute.org or by phone at 714-997-9587, ext. 109.
CATHOLIC BIBLE INSTITUTE
The  Catholic Bible Institute (CBI-Orange)  is a three-year program that involves a comprehensive study of the Sacred Scriptures, with particular focus on methods of biblical study, sharing and praying with scripture, and application of skills in Bible-study leadership.

Year One (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)  includes an introduction to the  New Testament , with study of the four Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline Letters, Catholic Epistles, Book of Revelation, Non-canonical Writings, and New Testament Theology.
 
Year Two (Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 )  includes an overview of the  Hebrew Scriptures , with study of the following texts: Pentateuch/Torah, Historical Books, Prophetic Writings, Wisdom Literature, Deutero-canonical Writings, and Hebrew Theology.
 
Year Three (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022)  combines instruction with a  Practicum  that focuses on developing skills for working with small groups, with an emphasis on adult learning, facilitation skills, group process, Bible-study resources, and leadership training.

A new cohort begins this Fall. For more information about registration for CBI, please click here.
NOVENA IN HONOR OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
Join us from July 22-30 in praying a Novena in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Download your copy of the novena here .

We would like to remember you and your intentions in our prayers throughout the novena. Click here to send us your prayer requests.
AT A GLANCE
Jesus, the Face of God's Mercy , August 4-11, is an Ignatian 8-day retreat hosted by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. It will be directed by LIS Staff members: Sr. Jeanne Fallon, C.S.J., Fr. John Galvan, S.J., Br. Charlie Jackson, S.J., and Carlos Obando. For more information, click here.

Christian Prayer , the first course of the Ignatian Spiritual Formation Program (ISFP), begins on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The six-week course will focus on the history, methods, and development of Christian Spirituality through the centuries. A great course for anyone interested in exploring or deepening their spirituality. Click here for more information.

Bio-Spiritual Focusing returns this fall on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with a four-hour presentation that introduces the process in a retreat-like setting. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Click here for more information.
PROGRAMAS EN ESPAÑOL

El Curso de Discipulado comienza el miércoles, 7 de agosto. Este curso es de seis semanas. Los participantes aprenderán algunas clages para entender el discipulado según las Escrituras del Nuevo Tesamento. Haz cliq aquí para más información.

El curso de Espiritualidad Bíblica comienza el jueves, 5 de septiembre. Este curso es parte del Programa de Formación Espiritual Ignaciana. Haz cliq aquí para más informacion.
Our Mission

The Loyola Institute for Spirituality, founded in 1997, 
works to promote a faith that does justice, in the tradition of St. Ignatius.  

We declare our mission to be:
 
Setting hearts on fire with love of God for the world.
 
We bring spirituality to life by:
inviting spiritual seekers to transformation,
fostering Ignatian formation and education,
nurturing discipleship.
LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR SPIRITUALITY
434 S. Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868
714-997-9587
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