ISP St. Ignatius Parish-Baltimore
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.
An advocate and volunteer working with the homeless community brought ISP to Baltimore. The first ISP men’s retreat in Baltimore was held in February, 2007 at Holy Trinity Spiritual Center, and the first women’s retreat was held September 21-23, 2007 at Loyola on the Potomoc.
A deep mutual connection with St. Ignatius Parish, the Jesuit church of Baltimore, and its committed parishioners was present from the beginning, and this relationship was solidified in 2017 when St. Ignatius assumed formal sponsorship of Baltimore’s ISP program. Today, ISP St. Ignatius-Baltimore offers two women’s retreats and corresponding follow-up days of reflection. The ISP men’s team is currently on hiatus. For more information about the Baltimore women’s team, contact Kate at [email protected]