The Ignatian Spirituality Project is a remarkable Jesuit Ministry which offers Ignatian Retreats with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness. Begun in Chicago in 1998 by Bill Creed, S.J. and Ed Shurna [Director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless], the ISP has a five-fold purpose
- We offer retreats to those who are homeless and seeking recovery.
- We train formerly homeless men and women to assist in giving retreats.
- We reach out to new regions to train teams to offer retreats, days of reflection, and spiritual companioning.
- We seek to establish a national network of all involved in addressing the spiritual needs of those who are homeless.
- We collaborate with other persons and agencies working to end the injustice of homelessness.
If time permits, check out this [10’00”] video by Tom Drexler, the current Executive Director of the Project.