Spirituality Program for Adults (SPA)

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Ignatian spirituality is at the core of everything Walsh Jesuit's mission and identity. What is this spirituality and how does one experience it? 

For 500 years the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola have inspired countless men and women to a deeper spiritual growth and a more personal relationship with Jesus. The Spiritual Exercises form the cornerstone of Ignatian spirituality.

The Spirituality Program for Adults (SPA) at Walsh Jesuit is pleased to offer an eight-week format of the Spiritual Exercises to its constituencies—current parents, faculty, staff, board of directors, alumni and friends of Walsh Jesuit.

Retreat sessions are held once a week beginning with Mass, followed by instruction and directed small-group work. Each retreatant is asked to spend 30 minutes six days per week doing the following at home:

Read and meditate/contemplate assigned Scripture passages and write your experiences in a notebook.

Two SPA Retreats will be offered in the Fall of 2014 and during the Winter/Lent 2015 Season. You are invited to prayerfully consider making one of the SPA retreats.

Fall 2014:

• Tuesday evenings, September 23 to November 18, 7-9:30 p.m.
• Wednesday mornings, September 17 to November 19, 9-11:30 a.m.

Winter/Lent 2015:

• Tuesday mornings, January 20 to March 24, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday evenings, January 28 to March 25, 7-9:30 p.m.


Former retreatants have said:

“I feel really connected with Jesus on a whole new level.”

“I was feeling very cynical about Christianity when I signed up for SPA. I knew I needed this and it healed my doubts.”

“The retreat has brought the life of Jesus to me in a much more personal way, rather than stories that have been read, they are events that were experienced.”

“SPA has helped me not only realize a new relationship with Jesus but want to foster that through prayer.”

“Up until SPA, I always thought the Bible was too complicated to understand. Now I find myself reading beyond the assigned scriptures.”

“SPA didn’t make me pray; it made me realize why I pray.”

For further information and reservations contact one of the following: