SSI, Spitzer Center Team Up to Serve Priests’ Health & Holiness


SEATTLE, WA. – Sacred Story Institute and the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership collaborated to produce a video to serve the spiritual lives, holiness and fraternal support of priests.

The video is a companion to “Forty Weeks: A Journey of Healing and Transformation for Priests” author Rev. William M. Watson, S.J. and two priests from the Archdiocese of Seattle whose experiences help create the book: Fr. Brad Hagelin and Fr. Jack Shrum.

The book uses the platform of Sacred Story Institute’s Forty Weeks Ignatian program, augmented by powerful reflections written by Dr. Bob Schuchts, of the St. John Paul II Center for Healing in Tallahassee, Florida.

“It is our hope that we can help deepen the fraternal charity and spiritual lives of our parish priests with this project,” said Watson.

The free video may be seen at here.

About Sacred Story Institute: Located in Seattle, Sacred Story Institute (SSI) is dedicated to revitalizing the classic 15-minute Ignatian Examination of Conscience. Our mission for this powerful daily spiritual discipline is to help adults, teens and youth encounter Christ, the Divine Physician, who heals us in body, mind and spirit, transforming our lives into a Sacred Story.

About Fr. William M. Watson, SJ: Fr. William Watson, S.J., D. Min., has spent over 30 years developing Ignatian programs and retreats He has collaborated extensively with Fr. Robert Spitzer in the last 15 years on Ignatian retreats for corporate CEO’s. In the Spring of 2011, he launched a non-profit institute to bring Ignatian Spirituality to Catholics of all ages and walks of life. The Sacred Story Institute is promoting third-millennium evangelization for the Society of Jesus and the Church by using the time-tested Examination of Conscience of St. Ignatius.