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.
The ISP Denver program began in 2008, thanks to a connection with a Jesuit colleague involved with a local Ignatian pastoral and formation ministry called the Ignatian Spirituality Program. Many of the early ISP team members were connected with this program as well as a local Catholic Worker house.
Today, ISP Denver offers two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection. Additionally, the men’s team facilitates an on-going spiritual accompaniment program at the Salvation Army.