Retreats and Reflection

The Ignatian Center offers our annual Ignatian Spirituality Retreat for Santa Clara University faculty and staff at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz, CA in the weekend following undergraduate commencement.  Other opportunities for faculty and staff to engage the Ignatian spiritual tradition and the Spiritual Exercises include: a retreat in daily life, an annual day of reflection, and Ignatian afternoons (luncheon series around topics related to Ignatian tradition).  

The Ignatian Center also supports an array of offerings related to the practice of meditation and mindfulness: an annual Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat, an open Zen sitting group, weekly Brown Bag Zen lunches, and the Contemplatives in Action monthly faculty group.

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