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 Omaha was founded in 2010; the first men’s retreat was held in May 2010 at Creighton University Retreat Center, and the first women’s retreat was held in April 2011. Both the men’s and women’s retreat teams have been populated with various faculty members from Creighton University, notably from the School of Nursing, Law School, and College of Arts and Sciences.
Today, ISP Omaha holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats at the Columban Center and follow up days of reflection at St. John’s Church, on the campus of Creighton University.