Walking With Christ

Church of the Ascension (map)

A Group Facilitated Prayer Experience

We invite you to join a small group for an engaging 8 week guided prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. 

The framework includes praying for 15-30 minutes daily, keeping a journal and meeting once a week with a small group and a prayer guide. 

This is a unique opportunity to experience a taste of Ignatian prayer, make new friends and learn from each other in a small community group. 

Church of the Ascension

Wednesday September 6th to Wednesday October 25th

7 - 8.30 PM 

$40 (space is limited)

Theological Foundations of Grace in the Spiritual Exercises

Rockhurst University (map)

A Day with Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

Join us for an exciting day of talks, private prayer and group reflection with Fr. O'Brien.

During the course of the day Fr. O’Brien will look at the grace given in the opening and closing of the Spiritual Exercises along with the grace revealed in Jesus Christ in the Second Week. He will reflect upon the theology of grace as well as the grace one prays for in the retreat.

Kevin O’Brien, S.J. serves as Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. The school is located in Berkeley, California and is a preeminent international center for the study of theology. Its mission is to inspire and prepare men and women to become leaders in the Church, academy, and society, serving others through a faith that is committed to justice. Rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, JST-SCU educates and trains Jesuits, religious, ordained, and lay students from across the United States and from over 25 other countries for lives dedicated to ministry and scholarship.

Previously, Fr. O’Brien served as Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University. There, he also lectured in the Department of Theology.

Fr. O’Brien is a published scholar in the area of Jesuit history and spirituality. In 2011, Loyola Press published his award-winning book, The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life. The book has been translated into Spanish and Polish.

Fr. O’Brien has taught and served in the chaplaincies at Fordham University, Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Loyola University in Baltimore, and LeMoyne College in Syracuse.

Fr. O’Brien holds a J.D. from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham, and a Masters of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now part of Boston College).  He graduated from Georgetown with a B.A. in 1988.

Before entering the Jesuits, Fr. O'Brien practiced law and taught social sciences in a Catholic high school.  Fr. O’Brien serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle University.

This retreat is for anyone who is interested in Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St.Ignatius, anyone currently making the Spiritual Exercises or anyone who has already made the Spiritual Exercises.

This event will be held in Room 115 of the St. Ignatius Science Center at Rockhurst University, Kansas City. Mass will follow in Mabee Chapel. 

$60 (lunch is included) Scholarships available. Please contact administration here for details.