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Office of Ignatian Spirituality

Upcoming Opportunities for Spiritual Growth

Inspired by the Universal Apostolic Preference to “show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment,” retreat teams and colleagues of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province offer opportunities to pray, learn, grow, and journey with Christ.


In English: Longing for Jesus

For what… for Whom… are you longing this Lent? Join us as we partner with the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Mountain Time US / Canada) for a Lenten encounter with Jesus for whom we long, and Himself, who longs for us. Brothers and Sisters from across the globe will gather ONLINE March 21 – 25, 2023, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Mountain Time US/ Canada).

For English Event Flyer: VISIT HERE and to Register for English Retreat, visit: 2023 Online Lenten Retreat (

In Vietnamese: 7 Last Words of Christ

As we slow down and reflect on our relationships with God and others, please join us for a week-long online retreat to reflect on our noises, our possessions and detachments, along with our struggles in our journey of faith and how we find ourselves when we look up to the Cross and listen to Jesus’ seven last sayings to his loved ones.

 Dates:  March 26 until April 1, 2023  Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Mountain Time (US/Canada)

Vietnamese Flyer and Registration Link: VISIT HERE

For more information contact Patty Feder at


WEBINAR: Undoing Our Knots – Healing Racial History

St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in St. Louis, Missouri invites you to an IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL encounter with Maureen O’Connell, professor of Christian Ethics who will tug at a thread of her Irish Catholic history to explore the possibility of creating more inclusive, and truly Catholic communities.

For more information and EVENT FLYER: VISIT HERE


SUMMER, 2023:  UCS Colleagues Retreat (July 9 – 15, 2023)

Collaborators and colleagues working within UCS province institutions are encouraged to REGISTER NOW in order to treat yourself to a prayerful encounter with Jesus who loves you passionately and invites you longingly into deeper union and purposeful labor.  Following the rhythm of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, colleagues from across the province will share silence in one of several venues who will be hosting us for this hybrid retreat.

To view the RETREAT FLYER with embedded registration link:  VISIT HERE.

For additional information contact Patty Feder at