Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life is a retreat given according to the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Rather than making the Spiritual Exercises during a period of thirty days of silence, this retreat offers the complete Spiritual Exercises over the course of an nine-month period, allowing the retreatant to continue with other regular work, family, and life commitments.

Requirements for participation:

  • A desire to deepen one's prayer life and relationship with God
  • One hour commitment of personal daily prayer with review and journaling over the course of the retreat
  • Individual weekly meetings with a spiritual director (Jesuit or lay person) throughout the retreat

Santa Clara University faculty, staff, students, and alumni can make the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life retreat with a spiritual director (Jesuit or lay person) on-campus, or with a spiritual director training in the Pierre Favre program through the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, CA. The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life retreat follows the liturgical (and academic) year, beginning annually in September and continues through May.

An initial offering of The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life will commence in Fall 2013.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, Associate Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Eduction.

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