The Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College, founded in 1998, communicates the vision and history of the University's Jesuit mission and the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. 

Center's Mission

Programs, pilgrimage, and prayer at the Center for Ignatian Spirituality


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The Center offers various retreat opportunities throughout the year to support individuals and groups in their spiritual journeys.

19th Annotation

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The 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.

Prayers at the Center

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Following a long-time tradition, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers noontime prayer sessions during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.

Compañía Pilgrimage

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This pilgrimage seminar encourages faculty and administrators to explore their vocation as educators, and culminates in a trip to Spain and Rome to retrace some of the key steps of Ignatius Loyola's life journey.

Alpha Sigma Nu

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Founded in 1915, Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education that recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service.

Discernment in the Workplace

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This 6-week course helps members of the Boston College community understand the art and skills of discernment as an organic part of their work life.


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The Center for Ignatian Spirituality hosts a variety of talks and panel discussions each year focusing on faith, discernment, and Ignatian spirituality.

Jesuit Fellow

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The Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers an in-residence “Jesuit Fellow” position for those interested in working with the Center and other pastoral ministries.

CIS Talks

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The Center invites BC faculty members to the Boston College Club to deliver talks on the desires and passions that inspire and motivate them.