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.

Hermitage Days

A Hermitage Day is an ideal way to spend some quiet time with God and step away from the hectic pace of usual days. It is especially good for those who are unable to make a full retreat. A Hermitage Day consists of an opening prayer with a Spiritual Director. Participants are then assigned individual rooms for the day to pray, meditate, read or rest. Spiritual Directors are available for additional, optional consultation throughout the day. Participants can also visit the chapel or walk outside. There is a closing prayer at the end of the day.

Additional dates TBD.  Participants should bring lunch. Refrigerator and microwave available for use. Light refreshments available. Donation is $25. 

Days of Formation for Spiritual Directors

To Be Announced.

Meet The Mystics

Marie Bannister will present two days of Spiritual Insights: Finding God in Nature and Finding God in Poetry.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 9 AM-12PMand Wednesday, March 7th, 2018  from 9AM-12PM.




Additionally, the ISM will work with others to coordinate off-site retreats, programs and events. Call (516) 767-0212 to register for all events and programs or email:




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