The Center for Ignatian Spirituality organizes retreats that make available the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola in appropriate forms to faculty, administrators, and staff, and that support individuals and groups in their own spiritual journies.

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Stay tuned for future retreat dates.

In a moment where many of us find ourselves at risk of burnout and fatigue, we want to invite you to an experiment rooted in the Ignatian tradition. We call it Breathe. We like to think of Breathe as a self-directed retreat, where each participant decides what they want to do, where they want to go, and how they are going to do it.

Sounds vague?

Well, let’s call it flexible. Breathe will start with an initial gathering and end with a final gathering to share your experience. Between both gatherings, you will have the opportunity to craft your ideal, personalized half-day retreat and bring it to fruition. More importantly, we will reimburse you for meals, supplies, or transportation costs you accrue that day. Breathe wants to recognize and reward BC faculty and staff for the extraordinary efforts they’ve put in this semester.

What kind of a retreat?

Well, that depends on you… Perhaps what you need is to disconnect, relax and rest; or spend quality time with your family or friend; or to carve out extra time to reflect on a research project with which you are struggling. It is in your hands to determine what to do during that half-day.

If you are intrigued, but at a loss of what you’d plan for yourself, we are here to help. After you register, we will provide a simple questionnaire to help you verbalize what you need, and if that is not enough, we will set up a conversation to answer all your questions.

Next Retreat Date: October 16, 2021


Looking back moving forward

Past Retreats:

Looking Back, Moving Forward

March 3, 2018
9 AM - 3 PM
2101 Commonwealth Ave
(BC's Brighton Campus)

A Lenten Retreat Day for those who have made the 19th Annotation Retreat

Halfway through the season of Lent, this day is an opportunity to reflect and pray on the graces of your 19th Annotation Retreat and how God might be leading you now. Our time together will include input, sharing, silent prayer, lunch, and the Eucharist.


Advent Day of Prayer:
"God Beholding the World"

The Advent Day of Prayer was open to all those interested in a half day of silent prayer, faith sharing, and reflection.

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality and the Jesuit Collaborative sponsored this retreat on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Mass was offered at the close of the day.


Ignatian Silent Retreat

Silent Retreat

March 7 - 11, 2022
Connors Retreat Center
Dover, MA

Take time to renew your soul and soak in silence with this four-day guided silent Ignatian retreat. This retreat will offer relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by suggestions for prayer and abundant time for reflection; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; and sharing in the Eucharist. Give yourself the precious gift of time and space to rest, receive, and discern God's presence and direction in your life! We welcome faculty and staff of all faith backgrounds who are open to deepening their relationships with God through the Ignatian spiritual tradition.

Spaces are limited and will be granted on a first-come first-served basis. The Center will contact you with further information regarding your acceptance status. If you are unable to attend this year, the Ignatian Silent Retreat will be offered next year. View additional information and pictures of the Connors Retreat Center. 

Location: Connors Retreat Center, 20 Glen St. Dover, MA 02030
Cost: Free
Director: Sr. Barb Quinn, R.S.C.J.
Retreatants: BC Faculty and Staff
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