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Ignatian Spirituality Center, Seattle, Wash.

The Ignatian Spirituality Center is an ecumenical and interfaith outreach ministry founded in 1994, seeking to serve the spiritual needs of the people of Western Washington. The Center brings together lay people, vowed religious, and Jesuits trained in Ignatian and other spiritualities to provide programs designed to deepen spiritual growth. We collaborate with Jesuit ministries to provide spiritual direction, programs, and resources that assist persons of all faiths to serve Christ’s mission of compassion, healing, and justice.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

The peaceful surroundings of The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos invite guests to pause for reflection while enjoying the solitude of quiet, wooded hills. This picturesque setting is ideal for contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation.

There is no one definition for a retreat. The same retreat will mean different things for different people. For everyone, however, it is a time of rest and prayer.  A time to grow closer to God.

We offer a variety of retreats — silent and not, for men or women or both, retreats with themes of forgiveness, ways to pray, Ignatian spirituality, to prepare for Christmas or Easter, or perhaps a retreat for a particular group — for example, young adults, veterans, or people in recovery.

Here at The Jesuit Retreat Center, each retreatant has his or her own private room with a bath, the opportunity to enjoy 38 hilly, tranquil acres with numerous trails and delicious meals in a dining room with a view of the whole valley.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra

The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, Calif., for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).

The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is located just off Interstate Highway 80 next to the village of Applegate (just minutes above Auburn) near the North Fork of the American River, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Nestled in the foothills of California’s historic Gold Country, the Retreat is situated on 350 acres covered with oak and pine trees. It offers four miles of hiking trails overlooking the American River. The area provides a natural environment for rest, reflection, and spiritual renewal.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality

In the Ignatian tradition, Loyola Institute for Spirituality accompanies people on their journey toward a life-giving relationship with God, self, and others, through experiential formation to help transform the world.

We provide many spiritual programs and services in various languages and multiple locations throughout Southern California and beyond.

LIS offers formation and grounding in Ignatian Spirituality that can lead people to a closer personal relationship with God relationship with God. LIS programs and services are designed to train and empower religious leaders and lay ministers who fill many needed roles in the Church.  Many LIS graduates currently serve in positions such as Faith Formation Director, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Leader.

LIS offers a wide variety of services for dioceses, churches, parishes, religious orders, and other religious groups from throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, and beyond. All programs are designed to be affordable and accessible for those who might face challenges obtaining spiritual resources due to economic or transportation limitations, or because of busy work schedules and family responsibilities.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos has offered prayerful solitude and inspiring vistas to those seeking spiritual rejuvenation since 1925.