Announcement: Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice Presentations

Dear Clergy Leadership,

On Behalf of The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford, Canon Theologian and The Rev. Julie O’Brien, Rector of St. Stephen’s Phoenix, you are invited to attend the upcoming presentations on “Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice.” Remember to mark your calendar for the date and location which is most convenient for you if you would like to attend. You may use the following description on the presentations for insertion in your bulletin if you so choose:

At Arizona’s 2016 Diocesan Convention, The Very Rev. Jeffrey John, Dean of St. Albans Cathedral, England, offered a quick look into Ignatian Spirituality. His comments sparked significant interest in Ignatius of Loyola and his related Spiritual Exercises. While there are several Anglican communities based on Benedictine and Franciscan Spirituality, there is lack of Ignatian opportunities for Episcopalians. To that end, The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford and The Rev Julie O’Brien will be offering the presentation, “Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice.”

Stafford is the Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and also the priest-in-charge at St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park. O’Brien is the rector at St. Stephen’s, Phoenix. Both have studied and practiced Ignatian spirituality in their own ministry and life. The Rev. O’Brien will be presenting “A Brief History and Background of the Practice of Ignatian Spirituality.” Stafford’s presentation will be on “Ignatian Spirituality, Spiritual Direction, and Discernment from a Jungian Perspective.”

There will be two opportunities to learn more about this topic. The presentations will be held in Tucson and Phoenix on the dates listed below. Both presentations are open to the public without charge and Laity and Clergy alike are invited to attend:

Saturday August 5, 2017
10 AM – Noon
Grace St Paul’s Episcopal Church,
2331 E Adams St.
Tucson, AZ

Saturday August 12, 2017
10 AM – Noon
Trinity Cathedral,
100 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you,
Roberta Hancock
Events Coordinator
Episcopal Diocese of Arizona