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 Experience of Ignatian Prayer and Community debuted in 2020, tailor-made for this period of our lives. It is structured intentionally to facilitate meaningful prayer, reflection and small group experiences. Through structured prayer and weekly group conversations, participants will learn about Ignatian spirituality and grow closer to God.
During the fall, Saint Ignatius is pleased to offer 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.
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)
Saint Ignatius is committed to supporting lay leadership formation opportunities and works collaboratively with the Jesuit Retreat House and other Ignatian ministries to support various prayer and formation projects.
As people deepen their relationship with Christ contemplatively, action follows. Various service opportunities are available to the Saint Ignatius adult community.
Fall 2021 Retreats
Come and See: A Six Week Experience of Ignatian Prayer and Community
Tuesday Evenings (7-9 p.m.): October 5 (introductory meeting), 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16 **In-person or Zoom
Wednesday Mornings (9-11 a.m.): October 6 (introductory meeting), 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 **In-person only
Men's Ignatian Retreat
Thursday Evenings (7-9 p.m.): October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11 **Virtual Option available
Reflections on Ignatian Spirituality
Honoring the Legacies of Frs. Lewis, Welsh and White S.J.
Spend a Sunday afternoon with Saint Ignatius President Fr. Ray Guiao, S.J. '82 as he reflects on friendship with God, during the inaugural Reflections on Ignatian Spirituality: Honoring the Legacies of Frs. Lewis, Welsh and White S.J.
, founders of the Spirituality Program for Adults, on September 12.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 1-3 p.m. (Includes Mass)