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 October 2021, will begin in February 2021.

The four seminars topics are:

  • Ignatius the Layman: October 2021
  • The Christ of the Exercises: March 2022
  • A Faith that Does Justice: October 2022
  • Partnership: Life in Community for the Kingdom: March 2023

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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