Our Programs

Magis Program

The Magis Program is a structured and creative way for people to engage more deeply in Ignatian spirituality, learn about the Jesuit Mission and Way of Proceeding, and meet other committed lay colleagues on the East Coast. The eighteen-month program consists of four 2-day seminars, one retreat (click here for information on our ILM Retreats), regular reading, personal reflection and prayer. 

Magis participants are lay women and men who desire to develop a greater familiarity with the Ignatian and Jesuit charism. The program team and seminar presenters are lay and Jesuit colleagues drawn from a variety of ministries.


Apply to Magis!

The application process for the next Magis cohort, which will begin in March 2021, will begin in September 2020.

The four seminars topics are:

  • Ignatius the Layman: March 2021, Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • The Christ of the Exercises: October 2021, Location TBD
  • A Faith that Does Justice: March 2022, Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • Partnership: Life in Community for the Kingdom: October 2022, Location TBD

The $1,050 program fee covers lodging, meals, and materials for the four seminars. The retreat fee is paid separately and varies based on the retreat. For questions, email magis.ilm@outlook.com.



The Magis Experience

Not sure what the Magis experience is like? Here's what a few participants had to say.




Trish Fitzpatrick is on the staff of St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey, City, NJ




Mike McTavish is a recently retired Pennsylvania state trooper.




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Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.