Ignatian Associates is a local faith group for men and women committed to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The group meets on a monthly basis to share in faith and fellowship. In addition to Milwaukee, IA currently has established communities in Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Omaha.
The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gesu Parish. Learn more about the Milwaukee Ramos Community online.
With questions, contact Ron Mejia, Ignatian Associates outreach coordinator, at (414) 852-0034.
More about the Milwaukee chapter
The Milwaukee (or Ramos) Community was the first Ignatian Associate community founded as companions to the Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province to support lay members in learning and practicing Ignatian spirituality and living out their personal vocational calling. The community is named after Elba and Celina Ramos, the mother and daughter martyrs of the massacre at the Jesuit University of Central America in San Salvador in 1989.
Today, the Ramos community thrives through regular gatherings in the Gesu Parish basement where they organize opportunities for faith sharing, liturgy, service and socializing. Some members of the community support Jesuit Volunteer Corps members, serve at the residence for retired Jesuits and work at Marquette. They frequently offer public retreats or days of reflection on Ignatian spirituality or related topics.