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 are offering several opportunities to pray, learn, grow, and journey with Christ.

NEW THIS SPRING:  Ignatian Seminar

In collaboration with the Ignatian Spirituality Center (Kansas City), the newly forming UCS Office of Ignatian Spirituality invites you to join us for any of the upcoming learning modules being offered on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (CST) beginning on April 5, 2021, with an Introductory Session hosted March 29.  Please note: Each four week module can be taken independently. Cost: $80/module. Additionally, scholarships are available.

  • Module 1: Prayer in Ignatian Tradition (April 5-April 26, 2021)-General Understanding of Prayer in the Christian Tradition; Composition of Place; Ignatian Meditation; Ignatian Contemplation.  COMPLETED
  • Module 2: Engaging Holy Scripture in Ignatian Tradition (May 3- May 24, 2021)- General Understanding of Scripture; Application of Senses; Ignatian Imagination; Personal Encounter with Jesus. COMPLETED
  • Module 3: Discernment in Ignatian Tradition (June 14- July 5)-Discernment in the Christian Tradition; Ignatian Rules of Discernment (First Week); Ignatian Rules of Discernment (Second Week); Communal Discernment. IN PROGRESS.
  • Module 4: Special Topics in Ignatian Spirituality (July 12- August 2, 2021)- Mission, Leadership, “Sentire cum ecclesia”; Ecology. PLEASE REGISTER by July 9, 2021.

For a copy of the Ignatian Seminar flyer: Visit Here.

To register for the Ignatian Seminar: Visit Here.

We are grateful to the Ignatian Spirituality Center (Kansas City) for hosting registration.

For more information, please contact Patty Feder at


Summer Colleagues Retreat: “Tracing the Footprints of God”

To celebrate the beginning of the Ignatian Year, Colleagues Retreat will escort retreatants along the path taken by Ignatius, to recognize and to appreciate a “space of interiority” where God has been working in us.

The hybrid in-person and virtual retreat will take place from Saturday, July 17 – Friday, July 23, 2021. To maximize accessibility during these pandemic circumstances, we are grateful to be working with province retreat centers to accommodate onsite in-person options in Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana. A fourth possible venue may be BELIZE!  Additionally, colleagues may also choose to make the retreat in an entirely virtual format at a reduced cost. Openings remain in-person at White House Retreat House (St. Louis, Missouri) and Virtually at the reduced cost.  

This event is open to all faculties, staffs and administrators of any institution of the province. REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, JUNE 24.

Click here for a flyer with the registration URL.

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