Spiritual Exercises

What Are The Spiritual Exercises? 

The “Spiritual Exercises” is an intensive, individually directed retreat (extending over 8 months) offered by the Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It was composed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. It is Church approved, originally by Pope Paul III in 1548 (as part of the Catholic Reformation). It is a compilation of classical Catholic spirituality including the “devotio moderna”.

This Retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual Experience of God – and a practicum of Discernment involving finding the Lord in the deepest areas of one’s soul. By means of praying through one’s own life and the life of Christ, one experiences God’s Presence, Healing, and Call to salvation and vocation, including any major life decisions.

Praying the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

For information or registration, email coordinator@jsav.ca or tel. (778) 806-4378.

Application deadline: March 15th, 2018. Registration fee: $100 (bursaries available).

Please note the following requirements:

This program is held in 2 Parts (May – mid-June & October to end of April)

Part 1 (May – mid-June)

Requirements include:

  • daily: 1 hour & 15 minutes of prayer
  • a weekly meeting with your Director,
  • a weekly instructional meeting by Jesuit priest Fr. Richard Soo at:

Our Lady of Mercy Parish           

7455 10th Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2S1

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2018

7 – 9 p.m.

  • and a retreat day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish

Part 2 (Oct to the end of April)

Requirements include:

  • daily: 1 hour & 15 minutes of prayer
  • a weekly meeting with your Director,
  • a monthly instructional meeting by Jesuit priest Fr. Richard Soo at:

Our Lady of Mercy Parish           

7455 10th Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2S1

Sept. 25, Oct 23 & Nov 27, 2018; Jan 15, Feb 26, Mar 26, &Apr 23 (or Apr 30), 2019

7 – 9 p.m.