At 8:30 am, The Center of Ignatian Spirituality, located at 171 Ly Chinh Thang Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, celebrated the opening of the new academic year 2020-2021. The Mass celebrated by Father Dominic Nguyen Duc Hanh, S.J. took place in a gentle and sacred atmosphere with the attendance of CIS’ full-time staffs.
In a period when so many social activities are greatly curtailed due to the Covid-19 crisis, the CIS New Academic Year Opening Mass had special meaning. During Mass, the Fr. Hanh invited the congregation to look forward to this year by looking closely at the signs of the times and seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the world’s suffering. During the Mass, and based on the Gospel narrative of Lk 6:1-5, Fr. Hanh shared his hopes that the laws of the Catholic and of civil society will benefit and advance people at all levels of society. “How can application of laws of all kinds enhance human life and not crush it?”, he asked.
Within the small yet cozy chapel of the Dac Lo Jesuit Community, the CIS staff were well aware of the many tasks on the coming year. During the new academic year, CIS will operate short-and-long-term courses on Spirituality, Psychology, Leadership, and the start of its new Spiritual Accompaniment Foundation Program.
The new program of Spiritual Companion Training and Spiritual Exercises Guidance during the 2020-2021 academic year is limited to 18 participants, starting with the 30-Day Spiritual Exercises. This program is designed to respond to the urgent need in seminaries, Religious Orders, and among the People of God for well-trained and competent spiritual guides. Program graduates will be capable of accompanying others in their spiritual life thru retreats and many other ministries within the Vietnamese Church.
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