Ignatian spirituality is at the core of 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, over nine (9) consecutive Tuesdays, to the Walsh Jesuit community —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 a presentation and small group discussions.  Each retreatant is expected to spend 30 minutes a day praying over assigned scripture passages and recording his or her prayer experience in a notebook.

What Retreatants have said

‘I feel even closer to Jesus and have loved getting to know him better. My faith has grown so much, and I plan to continue to develop my relationship with Jesus/God.’

‘Seeing Jesus in his humanity, my prayer life has grown through the process of daily prayer and journaling.’

‘I have learned many methods of prayer that open me up to deeper prayer than I had ever experienced. I want to learn more about the Ignatian Exercises.’

‘The SPA program helped me to achieve a peace that I have not had in a very long time. Life-changing!’

SPA 2019-2020

You are invited to prayerfully consider making a SPA retreat during the upcoming academic year:

Dates for 2019/2020 SPA 9-week retreats

** NEW This Year** Fall 2019: Nine Monday mornings, September 23 – November 18, 9 – 11:30 a.m. (min. of 6 needed; max. of 12)

Fall 2019: Nine Tuesday evenings, September 24 - November 19, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Winter/Lent 2020: Nine Tuesday evenings, January 28 – March 24, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Meet the SPA Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Lisa Massello

    Ms. Lisa Massello 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
    VIce-President for Mission & Identity, Science Teacher
  • Photo of Donald Petkash

    Fr. Donald Petkash S.J. 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
    Director, Mission & Identity
  • Photo of Ken Styles

    Fr. Ken Styles S.J. 

    Jesuit, Co-Coordinator Companions Program, Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) Action Team Moderator
  • Photo of Dolly Gingo

    Mrs. Dolly Gingo 

    Administrative Assistant, Office of Mission & Identity