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Summer Institute

Ignatian Summer Institute II

May 20-24, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Similar to ISI-1, this is a week-long seminar that explores the deeper roots of our mission, particularly looking at the Jesuit commitment to justice and the liberal arts.

Learning Communities

Toward and Integral Ecology: Reflections on Laudato Si

Fall 2023, Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. via Zoom (Six Sessions Total)

Regis has recently committed itself to the Laudato Si Action Platform, a framework developed in response to Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on the environment. It was also just announced that an updated document will be released on Oct. 4. This learning community will read and reflect upon these documents while exploring issues of sustainability and environmental justice at Regis.

The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice

Fall, 2023, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom (Six Sessions Total)

A reading and reflection group that adapts the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in a way that is open to people of all faith traditions. "The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice is a meaningful and practical resource for our times. Through a series of meditations on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J. offers an opportunity to continue the pursuit of racial justice as a necessary component of faith. Each meditation includes relevant history and grounded spiritual practices.

Ignatian Spirituality and Practices

Spring 2024, In Person, Dates and Times TBD

Offered through Regis’ new Ignatian This learning community will explore the fundamental insights and practices of Ignatian (Jesuit) Spirituality.  We will learn about Ignatian forms of prayer and also put them into practice in our daily lives.

Explorations in Ignatian Thought and Imagination 

Spring 2024, In-Person, Dates and Time TBD 

Each Spring, Chris Pramuk, our chair of Ignatian Thought and Imagination, facilitates a learning community around key questions in the contemporary landscape: from compelling voices at the boundaries of science and spirituality (Jane Goodall, Charles Darwin), to utilizing music and the arts in the Ignatian classroom, to the spirituality of Catholic thinkers such as Thomas Merton and James Alison, or Jesuit figures like Teilhard de Chardin and Pedro Arrupe. We will announce Chris’s focus for next spring and format as we get closer.

Retreat/Immersion Experiences

Encuentro Project

El Paso/Ciudad Juarez: Jan. 5-11, 2024

Encounter experiences transform the hearts and minds of participants and open new perspectives about forced migration and asylum seeking by vulnerable people. By providing education, service, activities, reflection, prayer and community, the Encuentro Project motivates participants to engage in peaceful, effective action for greater justice and compassion for migrants and refugee persons as presented in Catholic Social Teaching. Visit the border region to gain a greater personal understanding.

Sacred Silence Retreat

Sacred Heart Retreat Center (Sedalia, CO): March 4-6, 2024

Step away from the hustle and distractions of daily life to explore key elements of Ignatian Spirituality in the beautiful setting of Sacred Heart Retreat Center, situated on 280 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills south of Denver.  This retreat will combine presentations and conversation with times of personal prayer, reflection, and silence. It is open to people of all (or no) faith traditions.

In All Things: An Ignatian Adventure Retreat

Rocky Mountain National Park: June 25-27, 2024

Join Us for Two Days of Quiet Reflection and Thrilling Adventure as We Explore the Basics of Ignatian Spirituality amidst the Beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  Fees, meals, and necessary gear are provided.

Jesuit Colleagues Retreat (8 Day Silent Retreat)

Sedalia, CO: Summer, 2024

Through the Jesuit Colleagues Retreat, the USA Central and Southern Province offers an Ignatian silent retreat for faculty and staff working in apostolates of the province. Following the rhythm of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, each day will consist of presentations, opportunities for private prayer, shared Eucharist, silent meals, and other forms of individual and communal prayer.