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Prayerful Journeys

Prayerful Journeys is a ministry created to bring individuals into a deeper relationship with God, through stories of spiritual journeys, retreats, on-line programs and spiritual direction.

Fr. John Auther, SJ
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Fr. John Auther, SJ, is a retreat director at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, CA.  He has been a Jesuit for over 40 years and a priest for 30 years. He has served in a number of ministries over the years, including high school campus ministry, prison ministry and as an associate pastor and pastor in Phoenix and San Diego.  At his parish in San Diego, Fr. John developed a training program in Ignatian Spirituality for Spiritual Directors. Fr. John is known for the depth, humor and energy of his retreats. He is a gifted presenter. He believes that powerful things from God happen on retreats that don’t happen anywhere else.

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