ISP Jesuits in Ireland-Dublin
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.
Dublin is the newest affiliate in the ISP Network. An Irish Jesuit who had been part of the ISP Toronto team returned home and sparked conversations about bringing ISP across the Atlantic. In 2018, an institutional affiliate relationship was formalized with the Jesuits in Ireland. The first men’s retreat was held at Manresa House of Retreats in Dublin in September 2019, and the first women’s retreat followed in February 2020.
ISP Dublin holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection annually. They are in the process of exploring an ongoing spiritual accompaniment program.