Jesuit Father John Horn to Lead Retreat at Marywood in February

Marywood Retreat & Conference Center is offering a retreat titled “A Way for Fruitful Prayer According to St. Ignatius of Loyola” Feb. 17-19. The retreat is for anybody that would like to come and is interested in Ignatian meditation and contemplation. As a human, we always cry out for help with our sufferings and hurts. Healing prayer is a necessary aid to all who seek a peaceful and spiritual life.  

Fr. John Horn, S.J.D. Min., will guide us through the Healing Dynamic of Ignatian Prayer.

Fr. John Horn, S.J.D. Min., will guide us through the Healing Dynamic of Ignatian Prayer. He is a priest of the Eastern Province of the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1985. He is a Co-Founder of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is currently serving as a spiritual director and professor in Spiritual Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Florida. In his early years of priesthood, he served in the Jesuit Refugee Service and Jesuit Secondary Education. For over twenty-five years a call within a call to serve diocesan seminarians and priests has been his apostolic mission in the ministry of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. He is a Co-founder of the Seminary Formation Council and previously served as President-Rector of Kendrick-Glennon Seminary St. Louis. He also serves in prison ministry.

Fr. Horn has written several books including “Heart Speaks to Heart – A Review of Life and Healing Prayer”, “Eyewitnesses – Biblical Foundations in Christian Spirituality”, and “Healing Prayer – Practical Mysticism and St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises”.

Retreat discussions will include: 

  • Reflecting prayer through the Spiritual Exercises, a spiritual classic authored by St. Ignatius Loyola. 
  • Healing prayer, practical mysticism, everyday prayer, discernment, Ignatian spiritual direction, and more. Through regular biblically based prayer, personal reflection can enhance our understanding of discernment and healing as spiritual gifts.
  • The living of Ignatian values through the charism of Ignatian spirituality involves an orientation toward serving Christ in the world. Ignatian spirituality leads to a desire to find God in all things.
“He who seeks to scale the heights must go far down into the depths.” – Ignatius of Loyola

Marywood Retreat & Conference Center is located at 235 Marywood Dr., St. Johns. Registration deadline is Feb. 10. Cost is $250 with overnight accommodations or $80 for meals for commuters. Register by visiting https://forms.gle/BPsmLyV42ymkox3g7. Click here for more information. Click here for the Retreat Schedule. Email Deacon Peter Can Dang at deaconpeter.d@gmail.com for additional info.