Setting hearts on fire with love of God for the world!
A Personal Connection
Dear LIS Friend,

This month marks the one year anniversary of my joining the LIS team. During this time I've enjoyed learning about the organization's rich history and its impact on the spiritual lives of so many of you. Thanks to your feedback and openness, I am inspired to ensure the legacy of this beloved and important organization is carried in to the future.

God is always seeking us personally. Do you know how much God loves you? Do you realize how much he desires to connect with you intimately? This intimacy is boundless and full of peace. God’s unending mercy has been compared to the water in the sea. I see intimacy like a body of water because there’s no end to God’s desire for us to know him so personally. God meets EACH of us where we are. 

We at LIS desire to seek out and increase the ways we can share the Good News and meet the needs of all seekers in the best way we can. We are allowing our mission of setting hearts on fire with love of God for the world to guide us as we take time for introspection. Because our Ignatian spirituality offerings allow seekers of all walks of life the opportunity to be transformed through an intimate awareness of God’s love and presence for them, our goal for this year is to be more collaborative, inclusive and welcoming to all. 

My prayer is that we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in our journey of letting go of whatever prevents us from being consumed by God’s love for us. 

Lori Stanley
Executive Director
Curso de la Virgen María
los martes 24 de septiembre a 29 de octubre
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Instructora: Sr. Leticia Salazar, ODN

María ocupa un lugar singular en la Iglesia. Los primeros cristianos dieron rápidamente un gran valor a la presencia de María al pie de la cruz de su hijo, Jesús. María nos ayuda, nos ilumina, nos guía, nos conduce a Jesús. Porque fue su primera discípula, María nos enseña a escucharle y a tener confianza en él.

Durante este curso descubriremos la importancia de la figura de María en el plan de Dios a lo largo de la historia, y en nuestro camino de la fe. Aprenderemos nuevas formas de relacionarnos con María para dejar que ella vaya modelando nuestra manera de ser creyentes de hoy. 
Biblical Foundations in Spirituality
Thursdays, October 24 to December 5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Sr. Christine Hilliard, CSJ

This 6-week course is an introduction to the Old and New Testaments and explores their importance in personal spirituality and growth. The relevance of scripture in Ignatian spirituality, prayer and daily Christian living is highlighted. Participants are invited to a prayerful, meditative reading of scripture.
November 15-17, 2019
ProSanctity Spirituality Center, Fullerton, CA

Behold, I'm standing at the door, knocking. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come to feast with you, and you will feast with me. Revelation 3:20

We invite you to join us for a weekend of prayer, relaxation, and spiritual nourishment to explore ways of opening doors for greater awareness of God’s love and deeper meaning in your life. 
BioSpiritual Focusing Day of Presence
Sunday, October 27, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BioSpiritual Focusing taps into your inner knowing, which flows from the gift of wisdom of your body. Within us is a wellspring of understanding and meaning that connects us to our Creator and to all humankind.

Don't miss this opportunity to grow in awareness of your own sacred story and the movement of God in your life!

For more information and to register please click the box below.
Catholic Bible Institute
Currently Accepting Applications
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.