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Discernment of Spirits . . .  According to St. Ignatius of Loyola

Fr. Steve Hurd, SJ, and Ann Dillon – from the Manresa Retreat House

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Center for Ministry, Saginaw

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $35 (includes lunch; diocesan refund policy applies)

Registration Deadline:  October 8, 2014

Discernment is learning how to distinguish among the stirrings of our heart those that are of God and those that are not.  This means becoming more attentive to how God is touching us in all areas of our lives and how God is guiding us though our interior movements.

The workshop will consist of:

  • An analysis of Ignatian principles for discerning the movements of God and the Evil One in us
  • Practice in using these principles with case studies
  • Discussion in small and large group settings


To register email ckaczynski@dioceseofsaginaw.org or call 989-797-6607

Fr. Steve Hurd, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Chicago-Detroit Province. He had most recently been pastor of St. Agnes, St. Bridget, and St. Charles Parishes on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.  He has been retreat master at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Ohio, and at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, Illinois, of which he was also director. Additionally, Fr. Steve taught high school students for 15 years.

Ann Dillon completed her degrees in Education and Religious Studies and is a commissioned graduate of Manresa’s Ignatian Spirituality Program. Her prior ministries include teaching middle school, serving on a public school board, giving liturgical leadership in her parish, and 16 years as Director of Mercy Association. She and her husband Mike have three sons and five wonderful grandchildren. Ann focuses on the development of Ignatian lay leadership, especially with spiritual directors, guides for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and friends of Manresa. She partners with Fr. Steve Hurd in leading the Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality and the Internship in Listening Ministry. Ann is a spiritual director and guides persons through individual retreats and the Spiritual Exercises


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