Ignatian prayer is imaginative, reflective, and personal. St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged people to develop an intimate relationship with a God who loves them and desires the best for them. Ignatius of Loyola trusted human desires. He believed that our deepest desire is to return God’s love. Ignatius Loyola also trusted feelings. He believed that feelings of joy and sorrow, peace and distress, were important indicators of the path toward fruitful decisions and deeper union with God.


Ignatian Spirituality Retreats

Contact the retreat director if you have further questions.

Jesuits LogoRetreat director Catherine Kelly has been featured on the Vancouver Courier in this article


Please mark your calendars for the following retreats in 2017:

Food for the Soul – Student Retreat, Thurs. Oct. 12, repeated Sat. Oct. 14


Free retreat for students at UBC and affiliated schools. Feed your mind, body and soul. The retreat offers an opportunity for quiet reflection on the academic term so far and life in general in the light of faith as well as conversation and community building with other students.
  Thursday Oct. 12: food and drinks at 4:30pm
  retreat from 5-7 pm. Retreat
  repeated Sat. Oct. 14: food & drinks at 9:30am,
  retreat from 10am – 12pm at St. Mark’s Parish.

All are welcome. Register here for the Oct 12 and Oct 14 sessions (eventbrite links)