ISP Oklahoma City
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 Oklahoma City was founded in 2018 by an individual seeking to blend Ignatian spirituality with 12-step recovery principles. Several early team members came from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Spiritual Exercises program. ISP Oklahoma City strives to be an ecumenical program and attracts team members and financial support from multiple faith communities.
Today, ISP Oklahoma City holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection and is in the process of beginning an ongoing spiritual accompaniment program. The young ISP ministry team was also instrumental in beginning Oklahoma City’s Homeless Person’s Memorial Service which takes place annually at Eighth Street Church of the Nazarene.