St. Ignatius

Faculty/Staff Spiritual Opportunities

  • Ministry Days: Providing theological reflection on some aspect of our Catholic and Jesuit tradition.
  • Faculty/Staff Retreat: Two days at the beginning of the second semester dedicated to spiritual growth and communal bonding.
  • Ignatian Evenings: Faculty and staff sign up for an evening on an Ignatian theme. The evening includes a colleague speaker, quiet reflection, contemplation and discussion. We gather for Liturgy followed by social time and dinner.

Voluntary Programs and Spirituality Opportunities

  • Arrupe Gatherings: an opportunity to immerse faculty/staff in theological or spiritual themes from the Catholic Ignatian tradition. 
  • Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: offered in different forms throughout the year. 8 week, four week, and full 19th annotated. Faculty/staff and parents participate.
  • Spiritual Direction and spiritual conversation: offered on an as needed basis or monthly commitment.
  • Media and Spirituality: a fun group that meets once a month to discuss a variety of different "texts" (film, television, novels and graphic novels) and how they can inform, challenge, and nurture our spiritual selves. In collaboration with the Library.
  • Women’s and Men’s Retreats: held at the end of the year. Speaker on a spiritual theme followed by prayer, conversation and dinner.
  • Advent/Lenten lunch reflections: providing Catholic publications on the season for use in a lunch period discussion, reflection and community building. The group gathers once a week for the liturgical season.
  • Ad hoc gatherings: these gatherings are spontaneous and occur as needed in a variety of situations. They are conversational, and social. An example would be a celebratory gathering or a gathering following a tragic event. Adult spirituality provides pastoral care and support in these situations.
  • “Special Topics”: we have offered a Women’s Listening Circle and offered Lenten Discernment Circles, small group opportunities for prayer, sharing and community building. We look forward to responding to the needs of the faculty and staff as needs emerge.
  • Faculty and staff liturgies: preceding annual seasonal dinners.