ISP Ignatius House-Atlanta
Founded in 1998 in Chicago, IL by Fr. Bill Creed, SJ, and Ed Shurna (formerly Executive Director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless), the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) offers experiences of hope, healing, and belonging to men and women recovering from homelessness and addiction. By inviting our participants into a deeper encounter with the God of their understanding, ISP retreats and spiritual programs provide the encouragement and empowerment necessary to make real, transformative life changes. Today, ISP offers retreats, follow up and spiritual accompaniment programs across the United States, Canada, and Ireland.
In 2007, Ignatius House Retreat Center in Atlanta began exploring a connection with the Ignatian Spirituality Project and held its first retreat for men in May of that year. A small team was formed and the first ISP women’s retreat was held in March 2010 and run by a number of dedicated lay volunteers. In 2017, Ignatius House assumed formal sponsorship of the ISP program.
Today, ISP Ignatius House-Atlanta offers up to 10 overnight retreats for men and women each year as well as follow up days of reflection. Out of their ISP experience, Ignatius House recently launched Kitchen Cura, an innovative vocational culinary internship that trains men and women recovering from homelessness and addiction in the culinary arts.
For more information about ISP Ignatius House-Atlanta, email Sarah at [email protected]