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Ignatian Conversations

Ignatian Conversations is a facilitated monthly small group series open to SCU staff and administrators to engage resources from the Ignatian/Jesuit tradition and deepen reflection on our lives, work, and vocations.

Through a series of monthly gatherings, participants are invited to discuss shared readings, reflect on their own lived experiences, and engage Ignatian practices of discernment and contemplation with a small group of colleagues from across the University. Each gathering is scheduled for ninety minutes over lunch (meal provided). Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, Director of the Bannan Instittues, serves as facilitator for each cohort of Ignatian Conversations.


These comments from past participants reflect the value of this experience:

"The Igantian conversations offered much a history and depth to what being a Jesuit institution means. These conversations in particular brought into focus the importance of reflection in our life's journey."

"A time to revisit Ignatian values and practices, the seminar helped me to deepen my vocational engagement at Santa Clara University and explore new avenues of my own faith. Additionally, I greatly valued the opportunity to dialog with colleagues across campus in a meaningful way."

Download the Reader

Download a PDF of the current Staff Conversations reader.

To learn more:

Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
Director of Bannan Institutes
Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education