The Ignatius Spirituality Project (ISP) began in 1998 when Fr. Bill Creed, SJ was invited to begin making the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius available to the economically disadvantaged. Together with his friend Ed Shurna, Director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, they created a retreat that brought hope.
Our ISP ministry offers overnight retreats and days of recollection for men and women who are in transition from homelessness and addiction. During the retreats the participants focus on the Spiritual Exercises, a program with some 500 years of tradition that facilitates seeking union with God and achieving inner freedom. The wisdom of the Exercises, expressed in the contemporary language of the 12-Step recovery program, provides a unique backdrop for our retreats and a helpful starting point for our retreatants. To download ISP flyer, click here.