The Ignatian Center offers our annual Ignatian Spirituality Retreat for Santa Clara University faculty and staff at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz, CA in the weekend following undergraduate commencement. Other opportunities for faculty and staff to engage the Ignatian spiritual tradition and the Spiritual Exercises include: a retreat in daily life, an annual day of reflection, and Ignatian afternoons (luncheon series around topics related to Ignatian tradition).
The Ignatian Center also supports an array of offerings related to the practice of meditation and mindfulness: an annual Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat, an open Zen sitting group, weekly Brown Bag Zen lunches, and the Contemplatives in Action monthly faculty group.
Ignatian Retreat for Santa Clara University Faculty and Staff
Encountering God within the Ignatian Tradition
June 20-22, 2014
Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA
Robert W. Scholla, S.J. and Sarita Tamayo-Moraga, Ph.D.
As a university community we have engaged the provocative question raised by the Bannan Institute this year: “What Good Is God?” This Ignatian Retreat offers university faculty and staff an opportunity for personal prayer and reflection as we begin our summer months. Where has God been laboring in our work and service at Santa Clara University? How might divine love and life desire to heal and to enliven us?
The sound and beauty of the ocean at Villa Maria del Mar offers us a privileged place and a grace-filled backdrop for our prayer and reflection.comments powered by Disqus
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