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Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God’s Presence in our Daily Lives (Online)

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Wednesday 10/13/2021 - Wednesday 05/11/2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

We yearn for spiritual strength as we move through these uncertain times and as we try to quiet the static and noise around us ...

We look for spiritual wisdom, especially as our worship places limit their availability ...

We are a community seeking spiritual deepening ...

Journey with us on our online Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God's Presence in our Daily Lives Journey as we introduce a discipline and practice that will move you to a spiritual depth. The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola immerses you in deep noticing for the Divine in all things, revealing the face of God in our daily lives. Prayer practices (spiritual exercises) and weekly Scripture passages will guide and support us as we pay attention to the holy around us.

Materials will be provided and explored to guide your weekly prayer. Retreatants will also join as a community of practice once a month for eight months. Spiritual Directors facilitate each monthly gathering. While this may be a new discipline for you, the Spiritual Exercises have a rich 500-year history.

Registration fees support the ongoing mission of Dominican Center.

All sessions will be online via Zoom.


Ignatian Retreat Facilitators

Diane Zerfas, OP

Spirituality Program Coordinator

Diane Zerfas, OP, is Dominican Center’s spirituality program coordinator. She is deeply involved in the center’s spiritual formation programs through the planning and teaching of Foundations in Spirituality and the Spiritual Direction Practicum. She holds bachelor’s degrees in math, chemistry, theology, and education from Aquinas College; master’s degrees in Arts in Religious Studies and in Pastoral Studies; a Specialized Certificate in Parish Life and Administration; and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. Sister Diane has ministered in many ways, including teaching high school as well as serving as formation director for Grand Rapids Dominicans, initiation and evangelization director at St. Mary Magdalen in Kentwood, Diocesan director of RCIA for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, co-director of Pastoral Life at Marywood, and leadership team member for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.

Mindy Hills

DMin Candidate, Dominican Associate, Dominican Center Apprentice, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Leader

Mindy Hills is a Dominican Associate, spiritual director, assists with retreat coordination at Dominican Center, and is a retreat leader. For her directees, she holds a grace-filled space so they can deepen their awareness of how God illuminates their faith journeys. Mindy is attuned with spiritual wisdom and loving intentions to walk with others. She believes when we connect with our inner light, we renew our sense of joy, thereby empowering our soul’s purpose to reveal itself. Mindy’s experience also includes working as both a respiratory and physical therapist, which allows her to lead with a compassionate heart for enhancing wellness.


Ignatian Retreat Dates

The Ignatian Retreat will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, on the following dates:

  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022


If you have any additional questions, please contact Dominican Center via email at

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