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Center for Ignatian Spirituality

photo taken in Loyola, Spain of statue
Loyola, Spain

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Intersections offers to faculty and administrators of Boston College this pilgrimage seminar, Compañía, to explore the context in which they live out their vocation as educators—the developmental phases of adulthood, the spiritual life whether explicitly religious or not, family and personal relationships, career trajectories, the work/life balance—and what resources a Jesuit university might provide to help us integrate these dimensions of our lives.

The program will begin in the spring semester with an overnight retreat at BC’s conference center in Dover, followed by three on-campus meetings. The fall semester will have two on-campus meetings and ends with an overnight retreat.

The metaphor of pilgrimage will take a very concrete form midway through the seminar. In June, the group will travel to Spain and Rome for nine days to retrace some of the key steps in the unfolding life journey of Ignatius Loyola. Spending these days together—as pilgrims, not just tourists—gives deeper insights into who he was, time and leisure for reflecting on one’s experiences and life journeys, and plenty of opportunity to share reflections over vino and tapas.

Thursday, January 11 – Friday, January 12
Retreat at Babson College: One Snyder Drive in Wellesley
Fr. Jack Butler, SJ, Vice President University Mission and Ministry

Tuesday, March 13, 6-7:30 PM
1st Seminar at 2101 Commonwealth Ave (Brighton Campus)
Fr. Casey Beaumier, SJ, Vice President and University Secretary

Tuesday, April 17, 6-7:30 PM
2nd Seminar at 2101 Commonwealth Ave (Brighton Campus) 
Fr. Greg Kalscheur, SJ, Dean of the Morrissey School of Arts and Sciences

Tuesday, May 1, 6-7:30 PM
3rd Seminar at 2101 Commonwealth Ave (Brighton Campus)
Tomeu Estelrich, Director, CIS

Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 29
Pilgrimage to Spain and Rome

Thursday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM
4th Seminar at 2101 Commonwealth Ave (Brighton Campus) 
Burt Howell, Executive Director, Intersections

Thursday, October 11, 6-7:30 PM
5th Seminar at 2101 Commonwealth Ave (Brighton Campus) 
Fr. Jack Butler, SJ, Vice President University Mission and Ministry



View photos from the Summer 2017 trip here.

If you are interested in learning more about the seminar, visit the Intersections website