Our Ignatian Spirituality Program

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Monthly Gatherings

During the months of September – June, our volunteers come together for prayer, reflection and sharing.    We believe in the strong mutual relationship between our spirituality and our service.  Our service will only be more meaningful and fulfilling when we see God’s presence unfolding in our work.  To that end, we come together as a community to support our efforts, reflect on our work and offer prayers for our service journeys.



Annual Retreats

IVC Buffalo members unite together in a retreat during the year—to offer each other a pause to personally contemplate the impact of their volunteering and God’s presence with them.

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Spiritual Reflection

Members  participate regularly in spiritual reflection, an integral part of the IVC experience. The volunteers meet with a spiritual reflector about the meaning of their work with the poor, beyond the service experience itself, and how it contributes to growing their faith.

Mary Anne O’Donnell, volunteer at Philadelphia’s Project H.O.M.E and Fr. Dan Ruff, SJ, Day of Reflection Spiritual Leader discussed some highlights of the morning’s talk that included Ignatian prayer