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.
Wednesday Evening Mindfulness Meditation
When: Every Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 during the ten weeks of each academic quarter.
Fall: September 25th, 2013 to December 4th, 2013. Except the Wednesday of winter break (Nov. 27, 2013).
Winter: January 8th, 2014 to March 12th, 2014.
Spring: April 2nd, 2014 to June 4th, 2014.
Where: Multi-Faith Sanctuary in St. Joseph's
Brown Bag Mindfulness
When: Tuesdays from Noon to 12:55 p.m. from the Second to the Ninth Week of each academic quarter of the school year.
Fall: October 1st, 2013 to November 19th, 2013.
Winter: January 14th, 2014 to March 4th, 2014.
Spring: April 8th, 2014 to May 27th, 2014.
Where: St. Francis Chapel (We have permission to eat our lunch in the chapel.)
Contemplative Action Network
Open by Invitation only, please direct requests to attend to Juan Velasco, Diane Dreher, and Sarita Tamayo-Moraga.
When: First Wednesday of each Month (except in January) from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Francis Chapel
Caring for the whole person.
An important principle of Jesuit education is care for the whole person. The Jesuit philosophy places a student's humanity first, creating a personalized educational environment where thoughtful questions can be considered.