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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
That is enough for me.
—St. Ignatius of Loyola
Fr. Frank Kaminski, SJ comes to the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth from the Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS) for the Maryland and Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus, where he was the Director of Hispanic Ministry. Fr. Kaminski began to develop his interest in Ignatian spirituality during his years in Chile, where he worked for more than 10 years with the Christian Life Community (a world-wide community of lay men and women who follow the Ignatian path in their daily lives). Back in the United States, he joined the Jesuit Urban Service Team (JUST) forming an Ignatian community of faith in the predominantly Latino neighborhoods of North Camden, NJ.
Beginning in 2000, Fr. Kaminski was missioned to Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House in Faulkner, MD, where he offered spiritual direction and directed numerous retreats for 15 years. At the beginning of 2016, he assumed his position in the OIS, and in January of this year joined the staff here in Wernersville. Throughout Fr. Kaminski’s Jesuit life, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius have been at the heart of his ministry. He hopes that in his present work he will be able to share with many what he feels is a primary work of the Society of Jesus.
Frank Kaminski, SJ
Spiritual Growth | Frank Kaminski, SJ