ISP Loyola Jesuit Center-Morristown
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.
In 2009, the former Executive Director of Loyola Jesuit Center expressed interest in bringing the ISP retreat to the retreat center. Relationships were built with ISP and Eva’s Village in Patterson, NJ, and the first ISP Morristown men’s retreat was held in June 2010. The first women’s retreat followed in September 2011. In 2017, Loyola Jesuit Center assumed formal sponsorship of the ISP Morristown program.
ISP Morristown holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection annually. In the past few years, the men’s team has grown rapidly thanks to strong alumni leadership. The Morristown men’s team currently participates in the Ambassadors of Hope program.