At the dawn of the 16th century, a dissolute young soldier returned — wounded in body and spirit — to his family estate in the Basque countryside. Ignatius of Loyola took stock of his short life, read biographies of saints (alongside racy romance novels), and unexpectedly found himself called to dream a new future with God.
In the intervening 500 years, Ignatian (Jesuit) practices of prayer — catalyzed by this unlikely spiritual awakening — have become a robust set of prayer practices which are especially useful for discerning the holy in the midst of the everyday.
Julia McCray-Goldsmith will give an introduction to Ignatian prayer from 6:45 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Dinner precedes the presentation at 6:15 pm. The program is open to the wider community. Childcare will be provided; the church appreciates advance registration in order to plan for dinner and childcare.