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Room at the Inn: An Ignatian Journey with the Holy Family into Advent
Journey with the Holy Family through “visio divina” (praying with images) and Ignatian contemplation of Scripture.

Join renowned iconographer Kelly Latimore and poet and Jesuits.org columnist Cameron Bellm for a free virtual Advent evening of prayer and reflection. We'll approach the journey of the Holy Family through both "visio divina" and Ignatian contemplation of Scripture, asking ourselves how we can see the holiness in every human being during this special season, and how we can open our hearts and our lives to receive them.

Program Overview:

*Kelly will share about his creative process and how he enters into the stories of Scripture through writing icons.

*Cameron will speak about St. Ignatius' understanding of attention ('acatamiento') as affectionate awe, and how we can put it into practice in our own lives.

*Kelly will lead us in a "visio divina" exercise with one of his icons of the Holy Family.

*Cameron will lead us in an imaginative Ignatian contemplation of Luke 2:1-20, giving us an opportunity to prayerfully and individually enter into the story of Christ's birth, which is ever ancient, ever new.

As an accompaniment for the Advent journey, each participant will receive a free digital prayer card featuring a Kelly Latimore icon of the Holy Family and an original prayer by Cameron Bellm.

Sponsored by the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

Dec 14, 2022 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kelly Latimore
Kelly Latimore has been painting icons since 2011. To learn more about him and see his work, visit kellylatimoreicons.com or follow him on Instagram (@kellylatimoreicons), Twitter (@KLICONS) and Facebook (@kellylatimoreicons).
Cameron Bellm
Author and Speaker
After earning her PhD in Russian literature from UC Berkeley in 2011, Cameron Bellm traded the academic life for the contemplative life, informed by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching. Cameron is the author of “Prayer for a Pandemic,” which went viral in the early days of COVID-19. In May 2020 she published A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a Time of Pandemic, an e-book collection of prayers, with 23rd Publications. She writes the monthly "Spirit & Verse" prayer-poetry column for Jesuits.org. Cameron has written many devotionals and is currently at work on a book about the spiritual practice of paying attention. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.