New Magis program begins through the Jesuit Collaborative

Some are physicians. Some are teachers, counselors, deans and principals. Others are self-employed or work full-time at home. But regardless of their professions or backgrounds, more than twenty lay colleagues have recently committed to embark with one another over the next 18 months on a spiritual and educational journey known as the Magis program.

Organized through the Jesuit Collaborative, the Magis program is a structured and creative way for people to more deeply engage in Ignatian spirituality, learn about the Jesuit Mission and Way of Proceeding, and meet others with a similar drive to develop and grow in these areas.  The program is spread out over 18 months and consists of
four two-day seminars, a three or five-day retreat, interim reading, personal prayer and reflection.  Since so many of the participants work at a Jesuit apostolate, school or university, gaining a better understanding of the Jesuit mission “a faith that does justice” can help them become more effective in their daily roles.

The new Magis program recently began at the Loyola Retreat Center in Faulkner, Md., and will also hold sessions at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pa.  Read more about the Magis program through the Jesuit Collaborative.

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