Spiritual Exercises for High School Students
Session I: July 26 – 31, 2020
Session II: August 2 – 7, 2020
*Update: May 15, 2020
Due to the continuing threat of the coronavirus and various health and safety restrictions, it is clear that Ever to Excel cannot take place as scheduled. Ever to Excel is focusing on 25-30 July and 1-6 August 2021 for the sessions next year. We will confirm these dates early in the new year.
Though our 2020 program will be deferred for a year, our intent is to continue to offer a magnificent experience of Spiritual Exercises to high school students from around the world--under the guidance of undergraduate students from Boston College who serve as Mentors. We look forward to an amazing Ever to Excel program in 2021.
Come to Boston College for a week this summer and experience Ever to Excel. Guided by the wisdom of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, you will learn more about your place in the world and how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality.
During the week you will engage in Spiritual Exercises that will help you reflect upon who you are. You will discover new interests, deepen your faith, make friends from all over the world, and have fun – all while experiencing Boston College: a premier Jesuit, Catholic university.
The program for Session One begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 31st.
Session Two begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 7th.
The 2021 student application is not available at this time. To be notified when the application is live, please fill out this interest form.
The 2021 Mentor application is not available at this time. To be notified when the application is live, please fill out this interest form.
"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."