Inisfada Spiritual Ministry

"Find God in all things." -Saint Ignatius Loyola

The ISM exists to support individuals seeking to explore Ignatian Spirituality through programs, events and one-to-one spiritual direction.


"The way of Ignatius is about finding freedom: the freedom to become the person you're meant to be, to love and to accept love, to make good decisions, and to experience the beauty of creation and the mystery of God's love."   -Father James Martin, SJ


Note: Formerly in Manhasset, ISM offices are now located on the grounds of St. Peter of Alcantara, in Port Washington, Long Island.


The Inisfada Spiritual Ministry is a team of trained individuals who coordinate programs and events, both on-site and off-site, to assist others in the development of the practice of Ignatian Spirituality. Through guided contemplation, reflection and prayer they help participants to explore questions about things like God's presence in our lives, our purpose, our decision-making, suffering and community.  


The ISM began their work at Inisfada, the former Manhasset estate that Nicolas and Genevieve Brady bequeathed to the Society of Jesus for spiritual retreats. Since the sale of the estate, the ISM is grateful to the parish of St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington for providing space to continue its mission to further the understanding and practice of Ignatian Spirituality.


The words of the song Day By Day define the focus of Ignatian Spirituality:

Day by Day, O Dear Lord These Things I Pray

To see Thee more clearly

Love Thee more dearly

Follow Thee more nearly


Ignatian Spirituality can help one to:

  • Discover who you really are
  • Direct yourself toward God
  • Notice God's action in your life
  • Respond to the movement of your heart
  • Discover the nature of your deepest desire
  • Seek God's will
  • Become free of all that distracts you from your deepest desire
  • Make choices in line with your truest self
  • Connect your lived experience with the life, death and resurrection of Christ
  • Respond to God's love for you
  • Find God in all things

(from Inner Compass by Margaret Silf)


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