Ignatian Spirituality Programs

Ignatian Spirituality is the lens through which we see and prepare our faith formation for all ages.
Our mission is to help people develop the spirituality of St. Ignatius. Our programs offer education,
faith formation, group and individual prayer, and retreat experiences. Scroll down to see Adult Education opportunities. 
Which program is right for you?  Click here for our Guide to Ignatian Spirituality programs,  or view this Video about our programs here

  • Encountering the Living God: A deeper experience offering you daily prayer, reflection and a weekly one-to-one meeting with a spiritual companion. 6-8 weeks. Anyone having done the "Encounter" before is welcome to do it again, choosing the same or a different spiritual companion.  July 10 - August 28, 2022
  • Everyday DiscernmentAn Ignatian Approach to Understanding God's Will. Based on the insights of St. Ignatius, the workshop focuses on how to recognize and invite God into our decision making.
  • Prayer of the Examen   Daily Ignatian Prayer information
    Explore St. Ignatius’ prayer of awareness of God’s movement in our daily lives — a practice that leads to a deeper relationship with God. This retreat is appropriate for those who have not prayed the Examen as well as those who would like to have a richer understanding of the prayer.
    Watch this video to learn more. Click here to see an example of the Examen.

  • Spiritual Direction: Ignatian spiritual direction is distinctly rooted in Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Contact Fr.John Michalowski, SJ., Christine Pearson or Jim Reichard at [email protected]

  • Spiritual Work of Racial Justice:  This six-week guided retreat uses the framework of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to explore the way Christ calls us to the work of anti-racism. Using the meditations, journal prompts and content from The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola by Father Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, we invite God to open our hearts to motives and desires that might be robbing us of our freedom to love without prejudice. Participation will require purchase of the book and 30 to 60 minutes of reading, reflection and prayer supported by weekly gatherings of guided prayer and sacred sharing. The retreat will be facilitated by members of the Ignatian Spirituality Ministry and the Social Justice Ministry, sponsors of this event.

  • Ignatian Spirituality 101: A one-hour informative talk. God is present in our world and active in our lives! More than 500 years ago, St. Ignatius Loyola identified the steps to discover for yourself how the practices and insights of Ignatian Spirituality can help you find God right where you are.

  • Meeting Christ in Prayer: An engaging guided prayer experience modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Meeting Christ in Prayer introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer, and to experience support in the Christian life in a new way.  

  • The Spiritual Exercises: The full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a path to deep conversion and discipleship. Contact Fr.John Michalowski, SJ. For more information on Directed Individual Retreats contact Christine Pearson
  • After the Exercises:  If you have made the Spiritual Exercises, you know the journey has just begun! The After the Exercises group gathers monthly for participant-led discussion intended to help you sustain this transformative experience and go deeper in your faith. For more information, contact [email protected].

  • Spiritual Direction: Ignatian spiritual direction is distinctly rooted in Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Contact Fr.John Michalowski, SJ., Christine Pearson or Jim Reichard at [email protected]

  • Seasonal Retreats: A prayerful morning retreat to prepare you for Lent or Advent. 

  • St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality Team

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Daily Offering Prayer 
O Jesus, I come before you at the beginning of this day. I gaze at your face, I look upon your side pierced by the lance. Your wounded heart speaks to me of God’s love poured out for us. Take, Lord, and receive my heart: the words of faith that I speak, the works of justice I would do, my joys and sufferings. When I come to the Eucharistic table, gather my offerings to your own for the life of the world. At the end of the day, place me with Mary, your mother, and for her sake take me to your Heart. Amen.

By: Fr. James Devereaux, S.J.

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