God desires something special from me

LanteriExamining the special pattern of providence that the Lord has deigned to employ in his dealings with me thus far in my life, for which I will never be able to thank him enough, reflecting on the particular circumstances in which he has willed that I find myself, in a position to do something for his Greater Glory, and for the service of the souls redeemed by him, considering finally the present state of total liberty in which he has placed me, with the desire and the occasion that he has given me to make the holy exercises in this circumstance, I cannot but confess that His Divine Majesty desires something special on this occasion from me… . And I understand this all the more to be my duty… from the series of so many and so special benefits received from him.”

Ven. Bruno Lanteri, Spiritual Directory

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Upcoming Events

Info night for Holy Land Pilgrimage Oct 28, 2016
A Biblical Walk with Mary   by Dr. Ted Sri, Nov 4 & 5, 2016
Nunc Coepi – The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri (movie premier), Dec 2
A Spiritual Journey to the Holy Land, Apr 20-30, 2017
Arm Chair Retreat for Lent, begins with meeting on Feb 26, 2017
Ignatian Prayer Retreat at Mother Cabrini Shrine, Apr 6-9, 2017 (3 or 4 day)
For Spiritual Directors Only:
— Christina Lynch, Spiritual Direction of Millenials, Jan 14, 2017
— Tim Gallagher, OMV, Discerning God’s Will for Directors, Mar 18 & 19, 2017
Special Parish Retreats for the Year of Mercy
– Year of Mercy Parish Retreats
– Year of Mercy Adult Enrichment Conferences
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Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Dear Friends of the Lanteri Center,

As the leaves change and begin to fall, I am reminded of the gospel message of repentance and detachment. Trees let go of their leaves and we are called to let go of our attachments to sinful ways and selfish desires. Jesus invites us to the freedom of “letting go” and surrendering our lives into his hands.

Upcoming Holy Land Pilgrimage
The Lanteri Center will be hosting a prayerful journey through Israel from April 20-30, 2017. As we visit the places of his childhood, public ministry, passion, death and resurrection, we will come to know and love Jesus in his beautiful humanity. St. Ignatius was so completely enamored of the Holy Land that he wanted to spend the rest of his life ministering there. It has been 20 years since I first visited the Holy Land in 1997. The experience helped to shape my ministry and preaching as a young priest, and has continued to bear fruit in my life. Could it be life-changing for you, too?

Renovations in the Works — Both Structural and Technological
The Beatles wrote about “Fixing a Hole,” and as I write, we are putting a new roof on the Lanteri Center. Hail damage and wear over the years have taken their toll and patch jobs will no longer suffice. We are also overhauling our website…
Read more in the 2016 Fall newsletter.