Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Ignatius House Offers Lenten Prayer Exercises

Published February 3, 2005

The Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center is offering a weekly program of direction for daily prayer at home and individual consultation during the season of Lent to anyone interested in a special spiritual way to spend the Lenten season. The weeks of prayer will cover phases of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola along with some of the key meditations of this program.

The program will start the first week of Lent and will conclude with one’s Easter celebration. Directors will be available to meet with small groups once a week, offering them Scripture passages and particular meditations to spend time with each day during the course of the week. Each group will gather together the following week to share, on a voluntary basis, their prayer experiences and to receive material for prayer for the upcoming week.

It is suggested that participants spend 15 to 30 minutes a day in prayer. Each person can use the suggested material in whatever way one finds helpful. The work of the Spirit within each individual may suggest different ways of proceeding.

The retreat house staff invites the public to join this Lenten prayer venture as a way of preparing for Holy Week and Easter. There is no specific charge for this experience. Whatever donations one can afford would be deeply appreciated. To enroll in this program, contact the Ignatius House office at (404) 255-0503. For further information about the program contact Father Al Louapre, SJ, at the same number.