The Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College, founded in 1998, communicates the vision and history of the University's Jesuit mission and the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Programs, pilgrimage, and prayer at the Center for Ignatian Spirituality
The Center offers various retreat opportunities throughout the year to support individuals and groups in their spiritual journeys.
19th AnnotationLearn More
The 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.
Prayers at the CenterLearn More
Following a long-time tradition, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers noontime prayer sessions during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.
Compañía PilgrimageLearn More
This pilgrimage seminar encourages faculty and administrators to explore their vocation as educators, and culminates in a trip to Spain and Rome to retrace some of the key steps of Ignatius Loyola's life journey.
The TrailLearn More
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Intersections, and the Museum of African American History invite you to walk the Black Heritage Trail and Museum to reflect about change, challenge, and transformation.
Alpha Sigma NuLearn More
Founded in 1915, Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education that recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service.
Discernment in the WorkplaceLearn More
This 6-week course helps members of the Boston College community understand the art and skills of discernment as an organic part of their work life.
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality hosts a variety of talks and panel discussions each year focusing on faith, discernment, and Ignatian spirituality.
Jesuit FellowLearn More
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers an in-residence “Jesuit Fellow” position for those interested in working with the Center and other pastoral ministries.
CIS TalksLearn More
The Center invites BC faculty members to the Boston College Club to deliver talks on the desires and passions that inspire and motivate them.
Reflections From the Depths
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality has asked:
How do you live your life in times of social distancing and confinement?
Our first reflection comes from Gustavo Morello S.J., associate professor in the Sociology Department. View additional reflections on the CIS YouTube channel.
This Friday, join The Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS) to take a deep breath, remember that we are in the presence of God, and spend a few minutes in prayerful reflection. The examen will begin at 4 p.m. (EDT) and will take just a few minutes. If you are new to the examen, learn more from ignatianspirituality.com.
Beginning to Pray in The Ignation Way
Foundations is a program for those who are thinking about doing the Spiritual Exercises in daily life (19th Annotation) and want to learn more about the experience in advance, as well as for those who simply would like to know more about the basic elements of the Ignatian prayer.