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Courses in Autumn


In September 2022 the ISC offer four Online Courses in Ignatian Spirituality:

Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living - an Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality.
Journeying On - A monthly second level follow up to GPRL
Spiritual Conversation Course - engage others in the sharing of Faith.
Spiritual Exercises Seminars - A study of the Spiritual Exercises and how to adapt them to the 21st Century.

Soul Journey

Soul Journey

Saturday 17th September, 10.30am-4.30pm

Margaret Silf

The spiritual journey can feel like a climb up a beautiful mountain that we have admired from afar.  It looks easy from a distance but the closer we approach, the harder it appears, until we are on the rock-face and struggling to find our way to the top. 
Margaret Silf will challenge us to ascend to higher things, to come closer to God.  It is a journey of hope and faith that with every step we take, can move closer to our best - our most fully human - selves.
The day is live in the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow.  It also can be attended via Zoom online.


Online Summer Retreats


June to August

We are offering a number of individually guided online retreats over the summer period.  Full-time retreats from 3 to 8 days.  You can enjoy them at home or in any suitable place where you can establish your own private retreat house.


  Residential Retreats


6-day retreat
August 26 - 2 September 2022

Individually guided retreat in Minsteracres Passionist Centre, Northumberland,  England.



30-day retreat
26 June - 30 July 2023

The full Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Loyola, Spain.  Individually guided, silent retreat in English in the Jesuit Spirituality Centre of Loyola.



3-8-day retreats
27 June - 5 July 2022

Individually guided, silent retreats in Drumalis House, Larne, Northern Ireland. 


Non-Residential Retreats

19th Annotation
Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

Available throughout the year; though many start in the Autumn. An individually guided version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius offered in daily life, usually with weekly meetings with the retreat guide.

More details of 19th annotation retreat


Online Retreats


June 1-5;  July 11-15, & 18-22;  August 7-13 & 14-21

Choose your own location to do a retreat, at home or at a place of your choice and see one of our guides each day on Zoom.


Ignatian Spirituality

Inigo What is 'Ignatian Spirituality'?

Named after Ignatius of Loyola, Ignatian Spirituality is a grounded Christian spirituality which seeks to find God in all things, all times and all places.
It is to be found principally in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, and as well in his writings, letters, and Constitutions of the Society of Jesus.


In the Footsteps of Ignatius

Pilgrimage to Ignatian Spain
July 27-August 3, 2023
A two centre pilgrimage in Loyola and Montserrat, visiting Loyola, Azpeitia, Pamplona, Montserrat, Manresa and Barcelona.
For details of the Pilgrimage


Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living

September 2022 - May 2023

Online introductory course to Ignatian Spirituality with a weekly evening meeting, helping you develop a spirituality that helps to find God in the world around us.


Journeying On

A course which follows on from the GPRL programme.
It is a personal faith development programme.
This course begins in September 2022 and is online for 2022-23, and meets once a month.

Sanctuary, Loyola

The Basilica in Loyola

Spiritual Conversation Course

September 2022 - May 2023
Develop the skills to enter into conversations on life, death, joy, illness, relationships, God and the spiritual side of life.


Spiritual Accompaniment Course

September 2021 - May 2022

An online training course of those who wish to offer spiritual accompaniment in the Ignatian Tradition.


Introduction to Ways of Praying

WaveA short prayer course on Zoom run by the Epiphany Group, weekly on Mondays beginning 19th September for six weeks.
General introduction to prayer, stilling and examen, Praying with Scripture – Lectio Divina, Imaginative prayer, Praying with art.


Training Days

For those involved in Spiritual accompaniment and retreat giving

Freedom, Imagination and Magnanimity

28 May 2022,
Vron Smith

A look at key concepts of Ignatian Spirituality including Freedom, Imagination and Magnanimity.


Spiritual Exercises Seminars

seminarsOctober 2022 - May 2023

Monthly Online Seminars from the ISC reflecting on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.
A course for those who give retreats, or are preparing to offer retreats or spiritual accompaniment.


Understanding Faith


Online Living Theology 2022

Fridays May 6, 13, & 20; 10am-1.30pm

Three presentations each day:

Facing Tribulation - Scripture
Dr Nick King SJ

Towards a new heaven and new earth
Fr Michael Smith SJ

A Practical Synod
Dr Catriona Fletcher


Living Theology 2021

The 2021 Living Theology is now available as a free Catch-Up Online Course to study whenever you like.
Mercy and Solidarity
Michael Kirwan SJ

God and Creation
Nicholas King SJ

Love as Neighbour
Dr. Jan Jans


Living Theology 2020

The 2020 Living Theology is now available as a free Catch-Up Online Course to study whenever you like.
The Last Supper Today
Fr. Michael Smith SJ

A Synodal Church?
Dr Anne Faulkner

Feeling our Way to God
Fr. Eric Studt SJ


Shorter Events

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Friday Online Prayer

Fridays from 9 Sept '22 - June '23

Friday - 2-3pm    

For links to the Zoom meeting click 'More Details' below.


First Friday Retreat Mornings

We are delighted to restart our First Friday retreats at the ISC in person from October 2022


Men's Group - 8.00pm

A supportive group of men meet on the first Monday of every month except July & August.




Support Groups:

There are a number of support groups based in the ISC Glasgow for those who are offering spiritual accompaniment or giving the Spiritual Exercises to others.


Spiritual Accompaniment

Individual spiritual accompaniment is offered in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola. Not advice giving, but helping you reflect on where God is working in your own life.


What's On This Week

 ISC summer opening hours

Here are the expected opening / closing times of the ISC from 20 June - 8 August Some of the team are away giving retreats and the centre may sometimes be closed depending on availability of staff. If in doubt please telephone the centre to check (0141 3540077)
Dates (Monday- Friday)
Opening and closing times
20-24 June Open Monday - Friday from 09:00-17:00
27 - 30 June Open Tuesday - Thursday from 09:00- 16:00
4 - 8 July Open Monday - Friday from 09:00-17:00
11-15 July Open Tuesday - Thursday from 09:00- 16:00
18-22 July Open Monday - Friday from 09:00-17:00
25-29 July Open Tuesday - Thursday from 09:00- 16:00
1- 5 August Open Tuesday - Thursday from 09:00- 16:00
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