ISP Baltimore

About Us

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.


ISP Baltimore History

An advocate and volunteer working with the homeless community brought ISP to Baltimore. The first ISP retreats in Baltimore were held in2007.  

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 when St. Ignatius assumed formal sponsorship of Baltimore’s ISP program from 2017 to 2022.

**Currently, ISP Baltimore is on hiatus. For information on current and future ISP programs in Baltimore, please contact

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