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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.

LENT 2024: “An Acceptable Time” ONLINE RETREAT

Join us as we revisit the traditional Lenten practices, namely prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, through an Ignatian lens. Points / Direction will be provided through a panel discussion with friends and collaborators from across the world. This ONLINE retreat will be facilitated by UCS Office of Ignatian Spirituality Director Hung Pham, SJ and Bridges Executive Director Steve Givens from Sunday, February 25 – Thursday, February 29.
EVENING SCHEDULE:  (Central Time – USA /Canada )
   7:00 pm – 7:30 pm (optional small group sharing)
   7:30 pm – 7:40 pm (opening prayer)
   7:40 pm – 7:50 pm (introducing topic/theme for the night)
   7:50 pm – 8:30 pm (panel conversation) 
   8:30 pm – 8:40 pm (Q & A)
   8:40 pm – 8:45 pm (Examen)
To Register, VISIT HERE.                For Event Flyer, VISIT HERE
For More Information, contact OIS Administrator Patty Feder at

SPRING 2024: “Discernment in the IGNATIAN TRADITION” – Session 2

Desire to deepen your capacity to “sift through” various subtle movements, inspirations, and distractions that arise in daily life? Building upon modules from last session, join us for the second session of this ONLINE COURSE to be hosted by OIS Director Hung Pham, SJ on THURSDAY EVENINGS beginning MARCH 7 – APRIL 11.  Sessions to be held from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (USA / Mountain Time). PLS NOTE: new start / end dates.


or contact OIS Administrator Patricia Feder at


SUMMER 2024: UCS Jesuit Colleagues Retreats

The UCS province invites women and men working in Jesuit apostolates across its vast geography to enjoy a gift of TIME and SPACE for deepening their relationship with God among fellow colleagues serving in mission. Following the rhythm of the Spiritual Exercises, this year Jesuit Colleagues have three options from which to choose:

  • The Ignatian Camino: A Pilgrimage for Young Adults (June 10-22, 2024) To learn more, scroll down and find information about PILGRIMAGE #3 below. Registration CLOSED.
  • Jesuit Colleagues Retreat in Spanish (June 24-30, 2024) to be hosted by Pepe Ruiz, SJ at the Xavier Jesuit Center in Denver, Colorado. Registration closes April 30, 2024.
  • The Annual Jesuit Colleagues Retreat in English (July 7-13, 2024) returns to a single venue in its original home at Sacred Heart Retreat House in Sedalia, Colorado. Registration closes April 30, 2024.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about these Colleagues Retreat Offerings: VISIT HERE or contact OIS Administrator Patricia Feder at



NEW IN 2024: PILGRIMAGES with the Office of Ignatian Spirituality

Encountering Christ “along the road” is a hallmark of Christianity in general, and of Ignatian Spirituality in particular. Before he was a Saint or “Ignatius,” Inigo Lopez de Onaz y Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus was a “pilgrim.” We hope you will consider joining Fr. Hung Pham, SJ as he leads fellow pilgrims to encounter with Christ in this unique and all-encompassing experience of physical, intellectual, communal, and spiritual exercises.

1. HEALING PILGRIMAGE to VIETNAM (January 2-15, 2024) 

Visit “PAST EVENTS” to learn more about this unique and grace-filled encounter! Pictures and Letters from Pilgrim-Retreatants forthcoming.


2. PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND (February 17 – 26, 2024) [cancelled] 

Please PRAY with us for PEACE and HEALING in the HOLY LAND.

3. IGNATIAN CAMINO for YOUNG ADULTS (June 10-22, 2024)

Desire to deepen your faith by following in the footsteps of “the Pilgrim” whose spiritual journey has been uniting people to Christ for over 500 years? Participants in this young-adult pilgrimage (22 – 40 years old) will be fully immersed in Ignatian Spirituality by physically walking through Ignatian sites in Northern Spain (Loyola, Montserrat, Manresa) and from La Storta to Rome, Italy.


OR CONTACT PIGRIMAGE ORGANIZER: Ms. Lan Nguyen at   Phone:  714-202-7020: