Here is a way for a person to expand one’s faith commitment and deepen spiritual life. The Companions in Ignatian Spirituality & Service (CISS) program is celebrating its eleventh year and is accepting new members. Companions join together on the first Friday morning of the month in prayer and reflection, celebrating the opportunity of serving others. Since its humble beginning in 2008 with six members, it has flourished to over 160 Companions and has expanded from its South Bay origin to include programs in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Companions is an enriching experience that engages men and women who are eager to deepen their spiritual journey. South Bay Companions meet at Santa Clara University for liturgy, prayer and reflection rooted in Ignatian Spirituality. Participants continue their current outreach ministries, or add new service components. Companions are in direct service to the poor and marginalized and accompany others on their journeys. Among the myriad of ministries are food pantries, hospitals and hospice care, prison ministry, mentoring, anti-trafficking and immigration advocacy.
Join us for an Information Night. We have scheduled two sessions, May 6 and May 20 at 7 p.m. The sessions will be conducted at 890 Benson Street in Santa Clara. For additional information contact Marcos Herrera at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 219-8406 or Cathy Parent at email@example.com or (408) 245-2939.