Programs and Workshops

We are available to various groups and parishes for a retreat day or weekend, various workshops, groups and classes. Small groups are welcome to come to our Center, or a member of our staff may present or facilitate a workshop or day of prayer at another site.  

Call  for reservations for retreats or requests for meeting with a spiritual director at 619-224-9444

Interviews for the Spiritual Exercises in daily life are ongoing.  See below.

Boundless Compassion

Boundless Compassion, Creating a Way of Life by Joyce Rupp

The Spiritual Ministry Center will offer a seven week spirituality group based on: Boundless Compassion, Creating a Way of Life by Joyce Rupp. September 25- November 6, 2018 on Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.

This book guides us through a process if personal transformation in developing and deepening compassion.

Poetry and Prayer

This series, from poet and writing retreat leader Mary O'Connor RSM, will be presented from 10:30-12:30 on four successive Thursday mornings: Jan 24 and 31, Feb 7 and 14.  Cost: $80.
 
Our culture supports busyness, and we sometimes even depend on our busyness for our own self-esteem.  It’s one reason why we don’t slow down and reflect.  Reading poetry, which is next to impossible to skim, helps us slow down, look more directly at life, go deeper.  In this series, we will take a meditative look at how poets through the centuries, from the Psalmist to Gerard Manley Hopkins to Maya Angelou, have expressed the awe, the pain, the joy at their spiritual core.  
We have all had the experience of a great poem or song shedding light on our individual lives and struggles.  It is hoped that in this series you will also discover that writing has a spiritual efficacy all its own.  Each session will provide a period of time to write, with lively and creative writing prompts.  Let us allow our writing to lead us to a new place.

The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius learned from his own experience that God not only wants a personal relationship with each person, but also acts in this world to bring about such a personal relationship. The Spiritual Exercises are ways of helping us to become more aware of the reality of our existence as the recipients of God’s communication.
 
As persons of faith, we become more alert for God. The Exercises sharpen our ability to discern and feel the finger of God. All of this builds upon our desire to become more and more aware of God in relationship with us.