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 is underway to fill the next Magis cohort, which will begin in March 2020. The four seminars topics and dates are:

  • Ignatius the Layman: March 12-14, 2020, Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • The Christ of the Exercises: Oct. 22-24, 2020, Campion Center, Weston, MA
  • A Faith that Does Justice: March 11-13, 2021, Jogues Retreat, Cornwall, NY
  • Partnership: Life in Community for the Kingdom: Oct. 21-23, 2021, Campion Center, Weston, MA

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. The program flyer is available here. For questions, email magis.ilm@outlook.com.

Click here to apply!

The Magis Application includes two references. Reference forms should be completed by one person who directs your work in a Jesuit apostolate and another a person of your choice who knows you well enough to address the questions on the reference form. Please send this link to your references, asking them to complete the short form: www.JesuitsEastOIS.org/magisreference


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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