Ignatian Formation - Adult Faith Programs

The role of Jesuit High School's Ignatian Formation Office is to provide resources and offerings for the development of Ignatian Spirituality in parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Each year, we offer a variety of workshops, lectures, presentations, retreats, and prayer experiences.

Jesuit Volunteer Encorps

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates rewarding opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and better who are committed to social and ecological justice. We are offering new ways for our members to serve from home during this time of increased need for those who live on the margins. Members meet monthly online or in-person, creating spiritual community while staying safe. Our values arise from the Catholic Ignatian tradition and JV Encorps is an inclusive and welcoming community.

Jesuit High School in collaboration with Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 group. Many members of the Portland chapter of JV EnCorps are Jesuit High School Alumni and/or parents of students or alumni, and monthly Community Meetings are held on campus. JV EnCorps is a way to grow in service and spirituality with a group of friends who have shared a love and commitment to Jesuit High School.

Priority application deadline: September 30. Opening Retreat in October. For more information about JV EnCorps, click here

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Journey Into Freedom - Spiritual Exercises Retreat

We invite you to join us on a special Ignatian Retreat, Journey Into Freedom. The program is available online and in print, so you can pray this retreat from the comfort of home. The 52-day retreat includes daily prayer, scripture readings, and reflection work. We will walk through the weeks of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises and move to a deeper experience with Jesus Christ. If you are looking for spiritual direction during your journey, Fr. Pat Couture, S.J. and Greg Allen are available to guide you. With questions or requests for spiritual direction, please contact Greg Allen, Ignatian Formation Director, at gallen@jesuitportland.org.

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The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)

Beginning in September, we’re offering a special opportunity to make the Spiritual Exercises from the comfort of your home. This year’s retreat will offer all the amenities that SEEL usually offers - a monthly half-day retreat with one-on-one spiritual direction twice a month. The Spiritual Exercises open a door to a deeper relationship with God, the use of imagination in prayer, the embrace of spiritual freedom and a path to a life of discernment. St. Ignatius teaches us that we can find God in all things.

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Moms in Prayer

Inviting all Jesuit moms to enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer and encouragement. Set aside one hour to pray for our children, staff and school. We meet on the second Thursday of each month in the Chapel starting at 8:30 a.m. Come join us!

For more information, contact Bernie Small at bernie@fstop.org.

Pub Theology

Pub Theology nights are relaxed, informative evenings where various guest speakers present on a variety of theological and spiritual topics, always leaving room for questions and discussion at the end. We hope to see you there!


Contact Information

Gregory D. Allen
Ignatian Formation Director
Jesuit High School | 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy | Portland, OR 97225
503-291-5493 | gallen@jesuitmail.org