Praying the Ignatian Way:
A Retreat Based on the Spiritual Exercises
March 3 - 5, 2023
St. Ignatius of Loyola is remembered for the distinctive method of prayer he taught his retreatants in his Spiritual Exercises: a way of prayer that makes use of the imagination to enter into passages from the life of Jesus as though one were actually there. In this retreat, we will try to learn more about this way of prayer, and to practice it as together we pray with different moments in the life of Christ.
Fr. Jim Shea, SJ
Fr. Jim Shea, SJ, is a member of the retreat team at Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A native of Skokie, Illinois, Fr. Jim attended Loyola University and worked at Misericordia Heart of Mercy in Chicago before entering the Society of Jesus in 2004. Since being ordained as a priest in 2015, Fr. Jim has served as a teacher and chaplain at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago. He has also developed his interest in spiritual direction and retreat ministry during short assignments at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House (Lake Elmo, MN) and Jesuit Retreat Center (Parma, OH). Outside of retreat work, Fr. Jim is a baseball fan and (sometimes) enjoys suffering along with the Chicago Cubs.