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.

We are now accepting applications for our new cohort forming in 2018!

Thank you for your interest in the Magis Program! The application consists of an information form, a list of questions, and two references. One reference form should be given to someone who directs your work in a Jesuit apostolate and the other to a person of your choice who knows you well enough to address the questions on the form. References should be sent directly to Kevin O'Brien at kobrien1@jesuits.org.

Seminar Dates for our 2018-2019 cohort:

  • March 1-3, 2018 -- Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • October 11-13, 2018 -- Campion Jesuit Center, Weston, MA
  • February 28-March 2, 2019 -- Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • October 17-19, 2019 -- Campion Jesuit Center, Weston, MA

The application deadline is December 15, 2017. If selected for the program, you will be expected to participate in four seminars and one “Ignatian Leadership for Mission” retreat (or a mutually agreed upon substitute). Visit the ILM retreat webpage to see upcoming dates and locations.

Besides the seminars and retreat, participants will engage in personal prayer, reading and reflection. 

The Magis program fee is $1,000 and covers lodging, meals and materials for the four seminars (but not the separate retreat fee). Unless other arrangements are made, the balance is due February 1, 2018. If there are concerns about the fee, please contact Kevin O'Brien at kobrien1@jesuits.org.

Application reference forms can be found here. Please send the link to your references: http://bit.ly/2tbXj65.

Click Here to Apply!


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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