This Lent, the Ignatian Spirituality Center invites you to take one hour a day for a retreat amid daily life. Join for any or all the nine days of beautiful music, scripture, inspiring preaching, reflection, and heartfelt prayer within the context of a contemplative prayer service. Pray with a faith-filled community for God’s healing and mercy in our lives. Be nourished and inspired each day as you open yourself to the Spirit and experience a grace that transforms.
The Novena’s origins date to 1633, when tradition says St. Francis Xavier appeared to a priest in a healing vision and promised that all who would earnestly ask his intercession with God for nine days would experience profound grace. The Novena survives today as an annual tradition which is continually updated to remain relevant to the daily lives of retreat-goers.
The retreat will be in-person once a day at St. Joseph Church (Seattle), as well as online via audio for those who prefer to join from the convenience of their home.
The Novena will feature a team of nine presenters, one for each day of the Novena. We are thrilled to be led by an amazing group of ministers and leaders who will share prayer with the community, offering their unique voices and experiences to the Novena theme. Visit ignatiancenter.org/novena to learn more.