Ignatian Spirituality Project

“We do the best we can to help—housing, food, and other things—but there’s that piece that’s kind of beyond that, and there’s not a lot of places that have had the opportunity to provide it. Looking at that spiritual component, that spiritual reality, that makes a different kind of transformation possible.”



LIS is pleased to support the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), which provides retreats for homeless persons in Orange County. Several of our LIS Associates volunteer to help direct these retreats.


Five-Fold Approach of ISP:


  • To offer retreats inspired by Ignatian Spirituality to those who are homeless and seeking recovery.

  • To form teams with men and women who are homeless to conduct Ignatian retreats, offer witness, and provide spiritual companionship.

  • To reach out to new cities to build and form retreat teams to offer our programs.

  • To seek to further our established national network of dedicated volunteers to respond to the spiritual needs of those who are homeless.

  • To collaborate with communities and agencies working to end the injustice of homelessness.


For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michele Volz, the ISP Program Coordinator for Orange County, at ispmichelev@gmail.com.