Loyola Spirituality Center is a community of spiritual directors grounded in the Ignatian tradition, inviting spiritual seekers to listen and respond to the everyday presence of the Sacred.
We accomplish our mission by offering individual and group spiritual direction, overnight retreats (usually at retreat centers around the area), and spiritual programs and special events, like our annual Loyola Lenten retreat.
“Trust in the slow work of God,” said the great mystical theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship that gives us the time and space to notice our unique spiritual growth, the slow work of God, on our river of life.
What are the ordinary and extraordinary spiritual moments in my daily life, and how do I respond to them? Spiritual direction provides a space to listen to and understand these moments. They may feel like inner promptings or yearnings, a sense of being called to something greater, a desire to explore persistent questions. Events in our lives may be leading us to deeper reflection on our path forward. How is the Divine present in what is happening?
When we take the time to explore and really listen, with a trusted companion, we open ourselves to wisdom, healing and growth.
Spiritual direction has been part of the Christian tradition since people sought the wisdom of the desert monastics in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Today, people from many spiritual traditions come to Loyola, as well as those from no tradition. We welcome all!