Spiritual Exercises for High School Students
Session I: July 21–26, 2024
Session II: July 28–August 2, 2024
High school students are asking big questions about what gives meaning to their lives, where they belong, and how they can make a difference.
These are just some of the questions participants from around the world will be invited to explore for a week this summer at the Ever to Excel program at Boston College. Drawing from the wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the program provides rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors the resources and supportive community environment to contemplate how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Jesuit spirituality.
Through daily activities, small group discussions, and keynote talks by Boston College faculty, staff, and alumni, students will discover new interests, deepen their faith, learn the tools for discovering their talents, make a community of friends and mentors from all over the world, and have fun!
"Today, I am more conscience of God's place in my life. I pray more often, and think about Him more often."
"At Ever to Excel, I met some of the greatest friends I've ever had. We still talk every single day, and BC is our top choice school among everyone."
"Applying exercises like the Ignatian Examen to my life has allowed me to thrive academically and also become a better person."
"Ever to Excel has pushed me to do more in my community and to look at what I have received in my life and be thankful for it."