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.


Continue with us on our pilgrimage with UCS Provincial Thomas P. Greene, SJ, as we go about “Tracing the Footprints of God” through the USA Central and Southern Province. As with our previous ventures, each “pilgrimage stop” includes a hybrid of virtual and in-person encounters, beginning with and audio-visual Composition of Place, followed by celebration of the Eucharist, a Presentation, Small Group Spiritual Conversation, concluding with a shared Ignatian Examen. Our next stop will be NEW ORLEANS on Saturday, December 11, 2021 (10:00 a.m. – Noon, Central Time). 

For additional NEW ORLEANS Information:  VISIT HERE  

For the entire PILGRIMAGE schedule:  VISIT HERE.

For more information contact please contact

ONLINE Advent Retreat: “A Time to Heal, A Time to Dream.”

With Advent upon us, UCS OIS invites you and members of your communities to join us for our online Advent Retreat, so to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord.  As on previous occasions, this year’s encounter will be led by Fr. Hung Pham SJ and esteemed colleagues from across the province. To register or learn more, click on your preferred language.

RETREAT IN ENGLISH: Sunday, November 28 – Saturday, December 4, 2021

RETREAT IN SPANISH: Thursday, December 2 – Thursday, December 9, 2021

RETREAT IN VIETNAMESE: Sunday, December 12 – Saturday, December 18.

For additional information contact Patty Feder at

UCS COURSE OFFERING: “Theological Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises”

Do you seek a deeper experience and understanding of the graces encountered on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola? Plan to join us for an exploration of the “Theological Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises” Monday evenings from 7 – 9:00 pm (Mountain Time) beginning October 11.  The first session of this ONLINE course (Oct 11- Nov 15) will address Preliminary through First Week material. The second session (Jan 10-Feb 14) will cover the Second through Fourth Week. Previous experience of the 30-day, 19th Annotation, or other adaptations of the Exercises would be beneficial, but all are welcome.

For more information, view the EVENT FLYER or contact Patty Feder at  To register, please visit THIS LINK.


INTERNATIONAL OFFERING: “Christian Faith Topics through the Lens of Ignatian Spirituality.”

The newly formed UCS Office of Ignatian Spirituality welcomes all who are interested to partake of the upcoming seminar: “Những tiêu đề trong đời sống đức tin theo tlinh đạo I-Nhã” [Various topics in the Christian faith through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality] on Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm, beginning on Oct. 5, 2021.  This will be the first collaborative course with Jesuits and Religious Colleagues from Vietnam. For more information, view THIS FLYER. To register, follow THIS LINK.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY: “Call to Universal Preferences”

Join members of the SLU community monthly for a Friday Mass and Speaker Series sponsored by Saint Louis University Office of Mission and Identity.  Mass will be held at Noon in the College Church, followed by lunch and a guest speaker in the Church Hall.  A registration link can be found embedded in the flyer below.

  • Friday, Sept 3:  To Collaborate in the Care of our Common Home
  • Friday, October 15: To accompanying young people in the creation of a hope-filled future
  • Friday, November 19: To walk with the poor, outcasts, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice
  • Friday, December 3: Showing the path to God through the Spiritual Exercises and Discernment

To view the event flyer:  VISIT HERE

For more information contact:

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