The Spirituality Program for Adults is the umbrella organization for all Ignatian spirituality offerings and opportunities for adults in the Saint Ignatius High School community. The S.P.A. offices are located in the basement of St. Mary’s Chapel and include a library with wonderful spiritual books for your consideration.
Come and See: A Six-Week Pray-at-Home Retreat
Come and See: A Six Week Experience of Ignatian Prayer and Community debuted in 2020 as a new way to grow in faith, learn about Ignatian spirituality, and be part of a supportive community. It is structured intentionally to facilitate meaningful prayer, reflection and small group experiences. Through prayer and weekly group conversations, participants will learn about Ignatian spirituality and grow closer to God.
Lenten Daily Reflection Email
During Lent, members of our community can receive a daily email with a Scripture-based reflection written by a student, teacher, staff member, alumnus, Jesuit, or administrator.
Men's Ignatian Retreat
During the fall, Saint Ignatius offers a five-week, pray-at-home retreat for men. With witness talks, short lessons and faith-sharing, participants of this Men's Ignatian Retreat grow in their faith, learn new forms of prayer and receive the gifts of Ignatian spirituality.
An annual Alumni Retreat for alumni of Saint Ignatius is held annually in February. This two-day, one-night retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma pulls in many of the themes from the popular Kairos retreat and is open to alumni from all class years.
Employee Faith Formation
Faculty and staff at Saint Ignatius are required to participate in a five-year Employee Faith Formation program. With semi-weekly meetings, new employees go through each year of formation with the members of their own cohort--those who were hired the same year as them. It also includes separate sessions for first-year faculty to help accommodate their adjustment to policies, procedures and culture of the school.
For those ready and able to pray the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Everyday Life, S.P.A. offers this retreat (in the 19th Annotation format) over 32 weeks. Saint Ignatius also provides opportunity for Individual Spiritual Direction with one of many trained spiritual directors. (Sign up HERE)
Fall 2022 Retreats:
Tuesday Evenings (7-9 p.m.): October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 in St. Mary's Chapel
**In-Person and Zoom Offering (Number Dependent)
Wednesday Mornings (9-11 a.m.): October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16 in the Jesuit Residence
Men's Ignatian Retreat (Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.): October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 in St. Mary's Chapel
S.P.A. Closing Retreat Mass for All Fall Retreatants: November 17, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Chapel