Our Programs

Magis Program

The Magis Program is a structured and creative way for people to engage more deeply in Ignatian spirituality, learn about the Jesuit Mission and Way of Proceeding, and meet other committed lay colleagues on the East Coast. The eighteen-month program consists of four, 2-day seminars, one retreat (click here for information on our ILM Retreats), regular reading, personal reflection and prayer. 

Magis participants are lay women and men who desire to develop a greater familiarity with the Ignatian and Jesuit charism. The program team and seminar presenters are lay and Jesuit colleagues drawn from a variety of ministries.


Apply to Magis!

The application process is underway to fill the next Magis cohort, which will begin in March 2019. The four seminars topics and dates are:

  • Ignatius the Layman: March 21-23, 2019, Loyola on the Potomac, Faulkner, MD
  • The Christ of the Exercises: Oct. 11-13, 2019, Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA
  • A Faith that Does Justice: March 12-14, 2020, Loyola on the Potomac, Faulkner, MD
  • Partnership: Life in Community for the Kingdom: Oct. 15-17, 2020, Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA

The $1,000 program fee covers lodging, meals, and materials for the four seminars. The retreat fee is paid separately and varies based on the retreat. The program flyer is available here. The application deadline is December 15, 2018. For questions, email magis.ilm@outlook.com.

Click here to apply!


The Magis Experience

Not sure what the Magis experience is like? Here's what a few participants had to say.



Trish Fitzpatrick completed the Magis program a few years. Now, she is part of our Magis team leading others through the program.



Mike McTavish is a current Magis participant and a recently retired Pennsylvania state trooper.





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