Ignatian Spirituality Evenings: Enhancing Leadership Skills

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Calgary, Canada

Nuances from Ignatian Spirituality

Practical insights from the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola can add nuance and fresh perspectives on what we already about leadership. Each evening will present texts of St. Ignatius, time for personal reflection, and time for sharing. Grow your leadership skills beyond what is popularly considered great leadership!

With Sr. Madeleine Gregg, Fr. Charles Pottie-Pate, Sr. Ann Marie Wasch, Patricia Harasym

Part of the programme of the FCJ Christian Life Centre

4-PART SERIES DATES: February 20; March 19; April 16; May 21

Speakers

Sr. Madeleine Gregg, a Faithful Companion of Jesus, came to Calgary in August 2015 after many years of experience at all levels of education. She enjoys her work as part of the FCJ Centre’s Resource Team, does outreach to schools, and is always ready to respond to new initiatives with enthusiasm and joy!

Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté,SJ is originally from Nova Scotia with Acadian roots. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1959 and has completed 54 years as a Jesuit. Father Charles has been giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola since 1970 in one form or another, accompanying people in their journey of faith. He has been in the Calgary diocese since September of 2011 and his ministry involves the continuation of his work with Ignatian Spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and spiritual direction. Father Charles is a musician, plays the piano and organ and has been involved in liturgical music ministry for several years.

Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, a member of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus (fcJ), offers individual spiritual direction and individual or group retreats at the FCJ Centre and in parishes. Following many years in Catholic education, both as a teacher and administrator, Ann Marie received her training in spiritual direction with the Jesuits at Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario and served on staff there before coming to Calgary in 2012. Ann Marie loves the ministry of spiritual direction and delights in journeying with people searching for a closer relationship with God.

Patricia Harasym has been meditating, more or less faithfully, for more than 20 years. She was taught meditation by Engeline Piet at the FCJ Centre in the tradition of John Main and Lawrence Freeman. She applies her Masters and PhD training in communication from the University of Calgary, her training as a Benedictine Oblate and her knowledge and practices of Ignatian Spirituality and Benedictine to her work at the FCJ Centre as a Spiritual Director, 19th Annotation facilitator, and member of the FCJ Resource Team.

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