Ignatian Spirituality Materials & SEEL Tri-Cities Program Info

Disordered Attachments

Contrary to popular belief, once we’ve identified our disordered attachments, dropping them can be easy. All you have to do is see [with eyes of faith] and begin to live out the following truths: 1) Without disordered attachments, I grow closer to God. I get happier. So focus on the resulting joy from letting go rather than the sorrow of my ‘loss’ to help you shed disordered attachments. 2) Without disordered attachments, we enjoy created things, ideas, and situations more.…

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Chaplaincy Fund Fiesta – 4th Degree K of C News

HI 4th Degree Members! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The dinner auction fundraiser for the 4th Degree, Knights of Columbus is excited to announce some details for the big fundraiser of the year. Mark the date on your calendars for *April 29, 2017!* (Yes, circumstances caused us to reschedule. Be sure to put this new date in your calendars). Item Request:  The committee is asking every 4th Degree member to donate at least one item for the auction. This can be something…

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Ignatian Principle and Foundation

Through October, retreatants are praying with, and developing their own Principle and Foundation. The Principle and Foundation encourages us to think about why we are on earth. And if I’m Christian (and understand the meaning of life), the answer should be, “to praise, reverence, and serve God, our Lord, and by this means, save my soul.” Because we are meant for heaven, the Exercises remind us to consider every created thing in relation to our final end instead of for temporary enjoyment or…

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Amazing Turnout for September SEEL Meeting 2016

Pope Francis explained the benefits of praying the Spiritual Exercises this way: “Those who pray the Exercises in an authentic way experience the attraction and the appeal of God, and return renewed, transformed in ordinary life, in ministry, in daily relationships, bringing with them the fragrance of Christ.” Pope Francis also added that men and women need to meet with God, so their relationship with Him is not just “hear-say.” This is the focus and intent of the Spiritual Exercises…

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SEEL Program begins 30th Season in September

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life will begin its 30th season, starting September 10, 2016. This powerful program allows participants to practice various forms of prayer under the guidance of spiritual director. It teaches the rules for discernment and gives participants the opportunity to practice discernment with help of their director. It is especially helpful for a person discerning any larger life question. Participants grow closer to Christ, God the Father and Holy Spirit through daily prayer. Meetings will be…

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4th Degree K of C Dinner Auction Fundraiser

The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 1174 (Richland WA) is hosting a dinner auction on May 6, 2017, which will fund the Knights of Columbus Chaplain Scholarship fund as well as purchase chalices and flags for distribution by the 4th Degree Assembly 1174. With assistance from every 4th Degree member, the job will be easy. So check out the list of committees below, and sign up to assist or chair one. Spouses of 4th Degree members are also welcome…

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30 Year Celebration – Re-Igniting the Spirit

You’re invited to join us for our 30th year celebration, October 9, 2016, from 1-3 PM. Multipurpose Room; Christ the King Church, RIchland. It’s hard to imagine, but the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) Tri-Cities has been providing the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises in our area for thirty years! A SHORT HISTORY In 1986, Sister Dee Marie Reeder returned from training with the Jesuits, excited about spreading the Exercises in our community. She called twelve people to…

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Thanks for a great year

I used to say I was attending my “last” Spiritual Exercises meeting, but it was never true. My kids still kid me about that. Because when the program ends, it might be the last meeting for that particular group, but it’s never the end for the organizers, or for those who direct. The Exercises are like life – a continuum that calls us to prayer and leads us deeper, closer to Christ. And now, between sessions, we can get ready…

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Happy Easter

During Easter Season, people making the Exercises of St. Ignatius are reflecting on, and learning how to love like God. They consider how limitless are the blessings given to us through God’s love. Each person is also challenged to hold nothing back from God. Ignatius gave us this prayer: “Take, Lord, my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will – all that I have and call my own. You have given it all to me. To you, Lord, I…

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