Learn about the many mission-related programs and support opportunities the JSN provides, in particular with regard to engaging in the Spiritual Exercises.
The Jesuit Schools Network hosts Network-wide Ignatian Colleague Gatherings (ICGs) that strengthen the Catholic identity and Jesuit mission of our Jesuit schools by providing exceptional mission formation opportunities based on the characteristics, values, and goals of Jesuit education in light of our contemporary context.
To learn more about our Network-wide gatherings, please see our Ignatian Colleagues Gatherings page.
JSN Spiritual Exercises Mini Grant Program
The purpose of the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) Spiritual Exercises Mini Grant Program is to foster meaningful engagement in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola by those serving in JSN member schools. The JSN commits to collaborating with member schools as they form women and men to serve a school’s Jesuit mission.
Regular full-time employees of JSN member schools are eligible for financial support as they participate in formative experiences of the Spiritual Exercises. Employees who participate in retreats, seminars, spiritual direction, etc., specific to the Spiritual Exercises may receive up to $300 or ¼ the cost of each session per fiscal year (after applied school funding support as defined by a policy such as the school’s Professional Development Plan or Employee Handbook).
How to Apply
Personal Statement – A candidate should submit a Personal Statement that includes a reflection on how the proposed experience would enhance his or her current or desired ministry in Jesuit secondary or presecondary education. In preparing the statement, he or she should prayerfully consider the Universal Apostolic Preferences, particularly UAP01, “Showing the way to God,” and include that reflection within the essay. The statement should not exceed 350 words.
Experience Description – Candidates should develop and submit a brief description of the proposed experience, including a summary of planned activity, the benefit of the experience to the individual and to the school, and the expected outcomes.
Letter of Good Standing – The member school shall attest to a participant’s employment status in a Letter of Good Standing.
Application Materials – Application materials are received on a rolling basis. Because funds are limited, these mini grants will be awarded in the order in which application materials are received. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be funded.
Please send all materials and letters electronically to:
The JSN Spiritual Exercises Mini Grant Program
c/o Bob Reiser, SJ
Journey the Camino Ignaciano from Loyola to Barcelona, Spain! The pilgrimage, guided by Fr. Jose Luís Irriberi, S.J., follows the footsteps of Saint Ignatius Loyola, stopping at various points along the way including Montserrat and Manresa.
The Camino Ignaciano has the potential of playing an important role in a JSN colleague’s Ignatian formation in support of a school’s Catholic identity and Jesuit mission. Learn more about next year’s pilgrimage (June 22 – July 2, 2024) by clicking the button below.
Take a look at this comprehensive collection of photos from this year’s pilgrimiage. Many thanks to Bob Venberg, husband of Kristin Venberg, a pilgrimage participant from Brophy Prep, who put the video together!
Companions on the Way
Ignatius of Loyola Videos
For the Ignatian Year, the European Low Countries (ELC: North Belgium and the Netherlands) created this video about St. Ignatius.
Educate Magis is the online platform where the network becomes a global community at the service of the mission.
A service of Loyola Press, IgnatianSpirituality.com offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources.