The First Spiritual Exercises:

Inner Peace in Divine Love


A Five-Week Series for Jesuit Parents & Alumni

In the Canisius Chapel at Jesuit High School
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97225
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
April 30 – May 28, 2019

In this five-week series lead by Jesuit High School Ignatian Formation Director Greg Allen, we will explore St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, the classic retreat of Catholic spirituality, through Australian Michael Hansen, S.J.'s innovative interpretation. 

Hansen's creative and easy-to-use guide The First Spiritual Exercises presents four retreats on inner peace that are, for the first time, accessible to anyone without getting away from ordinary life or meeting daily with a spiritual director. For almost five hundred years, the Spiritual Exercises have been available only to priests and religious who could spend thirty days in silence under the guidance of a spiritual director. Now, in The First Spiritual Exercises they are available to people in every stage of spiritual growth. The commitment is 4 weeks of daily prayer for 45 minutes and a weekly meeting with others praying this retreat.

For questions and registration information, contact Greg Allen, Ignatian Formation Director, at


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