ISP Twin Cities
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.
The ISP retreat program began in the Twin Cities in 2011. Many of ISP Twin Cities earliest volunteers were affiliated with the local Ignatian Associates and City House. The first women’s retreat was held in April 2011 at Villa Maria Center, and the first men’s retreat was held in October, 2011, at Dunrovin Christ Brothers’ Retreat Center.
Today, ISP Twin Cities holds two men’s and two women’s overnight retreats and follow up days of reflection. The program enjoys a close relationship with the St. Thomas More Catholic community and the Ignatian Associates.