Spiritual Exercises for High School Students
Session I: July 25 – 30, 2021
Session II: August 1 – 6, 2021
Due to ongoing health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ever to Excel has been suspended for the summer of 2021. We will offer two sessions of this great program based on the Spiritual Exercises in the summer of 2022 on the Boston College campus. We are aiming for the weeks of July 24-29 and July 31-August 5--with the possibility of July 17-22 as an alternative. We will continue to this website with more information.
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 25th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 30th.
Session Two begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 6th.
"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."