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Intersections Pilgrimage Seminar

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 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.

View photos from the Summer 2017 trip here.

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