Invitations to Pray and Build Community

Praying in Sacred Space: In Advent and Lent, you are invited to take one hour  each week to pray with scripture passages using the Sacred Space books, which are provided and the entrances to the church at the beginning of the season. Lenten sessions in 2020 will take place Saturdays, February 29, March 7, March 14,  March 21, March 28, and April 4 from 4:00-5:00pm in St. Ignatius Chapel (entrance on N St between 35th & 36th Sts, NW). All are welcome. Registration is not necessary– come as you are! Questions? Please contact Martina O’Shea at Hosted by the 5th Week Group: Living the Spiritual Exercises.

Christian Meditation: All interested in centering prayer are welcome to gather with parishioners in the Chapel of St. Ignatius every Thursday from 6:00–6:30 pm to meditate in the John Main tradition. No prior experience or registration is necessary. For more information about Christian Meditation, contact Jack Person at 202-569-3180 or through email at Hablamos español.

Zen Meditation: A small group of parishioners gather every Saturday morning from 7:30-8:45 am for walking and sitting meditation. No prior experience or registration is necessary. All are welcome to join us in the Upper Room, where we begin the meditation. Please contact Robert Druecker at if you intend to come or if you have any questions.

Praying with the Women in the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP): Come and experience the co-mingling of the 12 Steps with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Share a meal and be led in prayer by the ladies who make the Ignatian Spirituality Project retreats, which are designed for women and men who are in recovery from homelessness and addictions. We gather in McKenna Hall during the season of Advent. Prior registration is not necessary. For more information about the Ignatian Spirituality Project, please go to