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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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Cambridge, MA

Breathe takes place at the Guesthouse of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, in Cambridge. The monastic community is located within walking distance to Harvard Square, the Charles River, and Mt. Auburn Cemetery. It is a perfect location to either spend the day in quiet, stroll Cambridge’s busy streets or get lost in nature. 

Breathe is a program for BC faculty, looking for a break in their lives from research projects and classes. It is a day of silence, reflection and quiet. A day to clear one’s mind and thoughts. A day of relaxation, examination and peace. It is a day to disconnect. A day without checking emails, answering phone calls or surfing the web.

Breathe is flexible. Participants are able to create their own schedule for the day, based on their specific needs. It is structured. For those who want it, the program offers a variety of optional activities for the day. It is for everyone. No religious affiliation is required.

If you are interested, please fill out the Breathe registration form. The Center will contact you with further information regarding your acceptance status. In case you are not accepted, a waiting list will be created, and the retreat may be offered next year. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come first-served basis.

Location: 980 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free
Retreatants: BC Faculty

Tentative Schedule

Silent Retreat

Silent Retreat

March 6-10, 2019
Bellarmine House
Cohassett, MA

Take time to renew your soul and soak in silence on the shores of the Cohasset harbor 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 Bellarmine House pictures and information.

Location: Bellarmine House, 150 Howard Gleason Road Cohasset, MA 02025
Cost: Free
Director: Fr. Michael Boughton, S.J.
Retreatants: BC Faculty and Staff

Looking back moving forward

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.