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.


Christian Life Community (CLC)

Christian Life Community (CLC).What is your deepest desire? What does God want for you in your life? We are the Christian Life Community (CLC), a world-wide lay community rooted in Ignatian spirituality – a unique method of prayer and faith formation developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. If you are interested in learning more or coming to a session, please contact Felipe Bañados-Schwerter. For more information on Ignatian Spirituality retreats, please contact Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.


IgnatiusSabbath about more than rest: Many principles which we practice in our faith, such as keeping the sabbath, has similar parallels in other traditions and faiths. Even the secular world recognizes that God’s commandments for us are not just empty rituals and rules, but they are vital to our health and well being.  Read about Catherine Kelly’s journey and approach to taking our sabbath rest in this Vancouver Courier article:

Ignatian Spirituality Retreats

Contact the retreat director if you have further questions.


Please mark your calendars for the following retreats in 2018:


7Fall in love with God this year. Pray the Spiritual Exercises. Applications due March 9. Almost 500 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola developed an incredible way to encounter God through praying the scriptures & several spiritual exercises. The Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate of Vancouver (JSAV) continues this rich tradition by offering the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in daily life. The 8-month long retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual experience of God. JSAV offers the Exercises in a two-part format: 6 weeknight lectures in May/June plus a one-day retreat May 5; and 7 monthly lectures Oct-April. Each part is required & involves 1.25 hours of daily assigned prayer & a weekly meeting with a spiritual director. May/June lecture evenings will be at Our Lady of Mercy in Burnaby.

Applications are due March 9. Space is limited & will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information & an application, please contact the JSAV coordinator at coordinator AT jsav.ca or visit the website www.jsav.ca