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.
As with so many of our affiliates, ISP Houston began simply with a small group of committed individuals, retreat facilitators, and supporters who banded together to launch the first ISP retreats. Many of this small group came from the hospital chaplain community. The first men’s and women’s retreats took place in July 2009 at the Holy Family Retreat Center in Beaumont, TX. Currently, retreats are held on the grounds of the Dominican Sisters of Houston.
Today, ISP Houston offers two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow-up days of reflection annually, as well as ongoing spiritual spiritual accompaniment for women.
For more information about ISP Houston, email [email protected] or houston[email protected], or learn more about how to become a volunteer.