Saint Ignatius High School

Alumni Spirituality

From seasonal and annual retreats, to reunions and Masses, to daily prayer emails, we offer our alumni many ways to continue their Ignatian spirituality well beyond graduation.

Saint Ignatius wants its students to take the lessons, experiences and faith formation they gained here and carry them forth into the world as alumni. To that end, several opportunities exist for alumni to remain spirituality grounded, even long after their graduation.

Forming Leaders: Ignatian Roundtables

Ignatius Roundtables is a leadership training experience formulated by Dr. Nancy Rowell integrating the Jesuit founder's spiritual principles helping participants become agents of change guided by Ignatian models. This training is for directors, project leaders, managers, coaches, executives, pastors, teachers and those looking to build a leadership mindset.

The program will consist of nine monthly morning or evening sessions at either Saint Ignatius High School, the Jesuit Retreat Center or onsite through a custom designed program. The cost of this nine-month training is $1,300 per person and includes all materials and testing. REGISTRATION DETAILS

Annual Alumni Retreat 

Alumni of all ages gather for a two-day, one-night retreat each February—planned and led exclusively by Saint Ignatius alumni. With time for prayer, witness talks, faith-sharing and socializing, the Alumni Retreat helps Wildcats of all ages take stock of their lives, observe the places where God is calling them and recognize his presence in their worlds. 

The 2018 Alumni Retreat was held on February 15-16, 2019. EVENT DETAILS

Spirituality Program for Adults (S.P.A.) 

More than 1,500 people in the Saint Ignatius community have participated in the 8-week, pray-at-home retreat program run by the Spirituality Program for Adults, which is called An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality. For people who need a boost in their prayer life, or seek to reconnect with their faith, or just want to learn more about Ignatian spirituality—this is the retreat for you. We also offer a 5-week Men's Ignatian Retreat in the fall.

Retreats take place annually, with morning and evening offerings in fall and spring. Click the links or visit the S.P.A. page of the website for more information.

Men’s Retreat 

For the third consecutive year, Saint Ignatius is offering a five-week men’s retreat on campus. Led by seasoned spiritual directors Rich Jerdonek ’65 and Bob Linton, this pray-at-home retreat brings men to St. Mary’s Chapel for instruction in Ignatian prayer, faith-sharing and fellowship.

The 2019 Men’s Retreat will take place on Thursdays, Oct. 10 – Nov. 7, 2019, from 7-9 p.m.

To learn more about Alumni Spirituality, please contact Garen Distelhorst '96

  • In Memoriam

    Saint Ignatius High School mourns the loss of our fellow Men for Others. Here, we list alumni who have recently passed away. This information is updated by our Office of Alumni Relations. If you wish to submit information on an alumnus who has passed away, please email

  • Pray With Us

    Through the Spiritual Exercises St. Ignatius shows us we can find God in all things, and we are encouraged to enter a relationship with Christ. The Saint Ignatius Prayer Website invites you to draw closer to God. May it assist in reminding you of God’s presence in our daily activities.

Alumni Spirituality Staff