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Mission and Identity Office Offers 'Spiritual Exercises' Program


Is there a #LiveStrong for the soul? Find out when you join Christopher Collins, S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity, for a guided lunchtime retreat series centered on the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius Loyola's guide to spiritual health and fulfillment.

Ignatius the Pilgrim

St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, authored the Spiritual Exercises. SLU photo

The retreat consists of four brownbag lunch sessions set for noon on Wednesdays through early October. The retreats are sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity.

About the Journey's Guidebook

St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits, recognized that just as we need physical exercise for health of body, we also need spiritual exercise for our spiritual health. The Spiritual Exercises help a retreatant to deepen their experience of God in everyday life.

Start Your Journey

Retreat Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Coffee and cookies will be provided. 

Registration is requested and available here.

Saint Louis University’s Office of Mission and Identity ensures that the principles and traditions of Catholic, Jesuit higher education, and the mission and core values of SLU are integrated into operations, structures, programs and practices, and the formation of its students, faculty, staff, administration and board members.

To further its goals, the Office of Mission and Identity sponsors several programs, on and off campus, each dedicated to the intellectual and spiritual growth of the participants, and all in the Jesuit tradition. Faculty, staff and students have numerous options as well, with mission programs, opportunities to present their own experiences and reflections, retreats and conferences year round.