ISP Orange County
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 2014, a group of interested individuals associated with the Loyola Institute of Spirituality (LIS) began discerning an ISP program in Orange County. The first ISP women’s retreat was held in November 2014 at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center and the first men’s retreat was held in October 2015 at Pro Sanctity Retreat Center.
Today, ISP Orange County holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection, as well as regular ongoing spiritual companionship sessions.