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Did You Know?

In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

2019 Internship in Retreat Direction

The Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth offers a summer internship in retreat direction to qualified candidates. Such candidates are Jesuits in formation, other men or women religious, or lay people with comparable formation in spiritual direction, including theological training.  Though there is some flexibility, the internship generally begins with a directed 5-day retreat (June 17-23, which may be extended to 8 days), continues with a seminar of about two hours a day (June 30-July 8) and offers the intern opportunities to direct one or more retreatants under supervision on a series of 3-4 retreats in July and August.  The length of the arrangement is somewhat flexible to accommodate the intern’s schedule.  


Dates: The internship begins on June 17, 2019 (arrival can be earlier) and ends in August 2018 (August 3 or August 17), depending on the intern.


Costs (total will vary depending on intern): personal directed retreat ($540-$720), seminar & practicum ($250), and supervision ($50 per weekend retreat; $225 per 5-day retreat; $250 per 8-day retreat), plus room & board ($50/day for supervised retreat, but the total varies).


An application process, including references, is required.  To get more information and to request an application, please contact Br. Chris Derby, SJ at cderby@jesuitcenter.org or 610-670-3625.  Completed applications are due March 1.


After you apply you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.


“We cannot judge our prayer...by how we feel when we pray, but rather by how we are loving when we live.”


- Katherine Marie Dyckman, Inviting the Mystic, Supporting the Prophet: An Introduction to Spiritual Direction