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Don’t miss Author Matthew Linn, SJ at Ignatius House‏

155Author and Retreat Director Matthew Linn S.J presents an Evening of Reflection at Ignatius house, “How To Deal With A Prickly Porcupine,” September 8, 2011, 7-9pm.

Each of us often rubs shoulders with a porcupine, a difficult person we wish lived in Antarctica… We will explore the 2 hands that heal us: the right hand that sets boundaries so we can care for ourselves and find inner peace and the left hand that reaches out to create peace without becoming another prickly porcupine that blames or tries to fix another.

Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ (as a team with Dennis and Sheila Linn) has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists and has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, & theology. Since 1970 he has taught courses & given retreats on healing in every state and in over 60 countries from Alaska to Australia. Ordained in l973 he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Matt, Dennis, and Sheila have written 21 books translated in over 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with over a million copies in English. Among the many are Good Goats: Healing Our Image of God (winner Catholic Press Award l995), Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction, Sleeping With Bread: Holding What Gives You Life, Healing of Memories, Healing Life’s Hurts.

Register online or call 404.255.0503. Suggested Donation $25.

Jesuit Retreat Center at Ignatius House is located at 6700 Riverside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328.

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