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.

My Ignatian Moment

MY IGNATIAN MOMENT (formerly called Graced) is a storytelling event focused on themes from St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. Our engaging speakers will share short stories that illustrate where they have found God at work in their lives. There is time for reflection and socializing afterward. Drinks will be provided. EVENT DETAILS

Alumni Memorial Mass

During November, the church remembers the holy souls. This time provides all of us an opportunity to deepen our faith in the Resurrection, as well as to remind us of the spiritual presence of our deceased relatives and friends with whom we will one day be reunited. Join us for the annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Alumni and Friends on Sunday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. as we remember the souls of our dear ones who have gone before us. EVENT 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 alumniupdate@ignatius.edu.

  • 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