Magis Milwaukee, a place of connection, exploration and learning where anyone with a spiritual desire can come to find direction, companionship and support. While our tradition is Catholic and Ignatian, we want to assist anyone who comes with honesty to discern his or her spiritual path and follow it with greater conviction.
In a culture that has privatized God and spiritual experience, we find it difficult, even embarrassing to recognize our own experiences of God and, even more, to talk about them. Images of God from the past seem childish and new age imagery appears contrived, unconnected to a moral life and to the service of humanity. Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th century Basque has given us a highly relevant spirituality that offers an adult relationship with the resurrected Jesus that is mature, contemporary, socially aware and all encompassing. In his Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius has taught us to be companions of Jesus who even now is laboring for the Kingdom. He showed how to discern God’s vision for us and to express that vision in active service. Ignatian spirituality places a special emphasis on service to and with the poor and marginalized; but it is service that is prayerful and always in relation to the God who we find in all things. As it was said of the Jesuits who belong to the order founded by Ignatius can be said of anyone who follows Christ on the Ignatian path; we strive to be “contemplatives in action." Ignatian spirituality is one of the traditions of the Church, which resonates with the contemporary mind and helps us to encounter God, the Holy one in our midst This is what Magis Milwaukee can offer. I am honored to be a part of it.