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.

Parent & Alumni Retreat 2020

Greg Allen, Ignatian Formation Director, and Mark Lesnewski, Franciscan Spiritual Director, invite Jesuit parents and alumni to attend The Cloud of Unknowing: A Virtual Ignatian Retreat in Uncertain Times on Friday, June 19th from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Participants will strengthen their spirituality through the inspirational wisdom of religious leaders past and present who have journeyed through uncertain times.

To learn more, please contact Greg Allen at gallen@jesuitportland.org.

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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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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!

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)

The Spiritual Exercises are composed of meditations, prayers and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. The Exercises present a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. This annual retreat experience begins each September and runs for nine months.

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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.

Jesuit Volunteer Encorps

Jesuit High and Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest are excited to offer Jesuit alumni and alumni parents a unique opportunity to serve the greater good of our local communities through service with others. At Jesuit High, we have witnessed the dedication and tremendous capacity of students and parents who have contributed to quality education at our school. We know that many of you desire to continue this tradition in ways that uplift our entire community.

JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for intentional service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants ages 50 and older meet together regularly in community to deepen their spirituality and explore the Ignatian values of simple living and social & ecological justice.

For more information, call ­­­Karen Beal at 503.335.8202 or visit www.jvencorps.org.


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