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Welcome to the Ignatian Spirituality Centre

A Work of the Jesuits in Scotland

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.


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.


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.


Supervision Course 2023/24 - click here for details

Spiritual Exercises

The ISC offers the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life - meeting weekly with a guide over a number of months;


or via a 30 Day Retreat online (next in 2024)


And a 30 Day retreat in Loyola, Spain - see below for details of the Loyola retreat and Pilgrimage

Through Lent with Pope Francis

For the season of Lent we are pleased to offer you material based on the words of Pope Francis since his election in 2013. Each day we will offer: LENT MATERIALS

Click to view and scroll through the Book
(you can scroll though each page online like reading a "real" book!)

You can also download and print each day's material here

Printed Books

There are no printed books left (19 Feb)

Click here for our online retreat

You can also download the App:

Google Play

apple app store

Bursary Appeal

Bursary Appeal

We are inviting you to donate to our ISC Bursary APPEAL

In the last year we have given out over £5000 in bursaries to enable people to take part in retreats and courses and to receive accompaniment. We need your help so that we can continue to be open to all, whatever their financial situation.

You can support the Bursary Fund either by a one-off gift, or by a regular (monthly, quarterly, or yearly) contribution or by donating a little more than the suggested donation for events and courses.

Additionally this year we want to offer to parishes, prisons and chaplaincies free of charge a booklet detailing ways of Ignatian prayer as part of the Year of Prayer. The intention is to share our rich resources as widely as possible and in particular with those who will never be able to come to the Centre or on retreat. If you can donate towards the cost of printing and distribution this would enable us to do this.

Click for details on how to donate


Loyola 30 Day Retreat 2024

Loyola Basilica
30-day retreat: 26 June-30 July 2024

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



Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain 2024

Walking in Manresa
Ignatian Pilgrimage: 27 July - 3 August 2024

Travel across Spain in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius visiting: Loyola, Pamplona, Manresa, Montserrat and Barcelona.




6-day retreat
30 August- 6 September 2024

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

The suggested donation for this retreat is £650

Click the button below for more details and to make a booking direct with the Minsteracres retreat centre


Year of Prayer Monthly Reflection

Bible Text

Encountering God .... Monthly Refection Days for the Year of Prayer 2024...

Our first day will be Saturday 3rd February at the ISC from 10:00 - 15:00.


Online Retreats

Online retreatOnline Retreats from the ISC

Available throughout the year; these retreats can be done in the privacy of your own home and at your own pace

Online Retreats

30 Day online Retreat

30 Day Online

12 January - 12 February 2024

Our next 30 Day online Retreat will be in January / February 2024

Online Retreats

Wednesday Evening Prayer Online

Friday Prayer

Online Evening Prayer

For the Year of Prayer we will be hosting an online evening prayer each Wednesday from 24 January 2024 from (19:00 - 20:00 UK time). Click the above image to get the Zoom Details.

ISC Courses 2023-24


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Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living is an introductory course in Ignatian Spirituality. This course runs from September to May each year


Journeying On - a follow on course from GPRL. Once per month from September to June



Spiritual Conversation
Develop the skills to enter into Spiritual Conversations. This course will run again from September to May 2023-24. This course is a requirement for those wishing to do the Spiritual Accompaniment course


Spiritual Accompaniment
an online training course for those who wish to offer spiritual accompaniment in the Ignatian Tradition. This course runs from September to May every couple of years.



Day and Shorter Events

Days of Prayer at the ISC

We are delighted to have the following Days of Prayer and Reflection during our 23-24 Season

  • Lent Day with Scottish poet Kenneth Steven - Kenneth has cancelled due to personal circumstances
  • Details

    First Friday Retreat Mornings

    Our First Friday retreats at the ISC in person start again on 6 October 2023.

    There is NO Meeting in January 2024

    No need to register - just come along to the ISC



    Men's Group - 8.00pm

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



    Oasis Days for Clergy

    Seeking sustenance and encouragement in the heart of a busy life in ministry through prayer and reflection, refreshment and conversation with others. Oasis Days for those in Ministry

    Booking Form



    Living Theology Catch-Up

    Free Online Courses

    The Living Theology Courses from 2020-2022  are now available as free Catch-Up Online Courses to Study Whenever you like.




    Ways of Praying Courses

    The Epiphany Group run this short course online. Click below for more details


    What's On This Week

    ISC Normal Hours

    The regular office opening hours for the ISC are changing slightly, although it will be open for evening events

    Daily Monday - Friday 09:00 and 16:00
    Weekend This depends on events taking place

    Drop in for a coffee!

    Feel free to drop into the ISC for a coffee or for some quiet space during our office opening hours - we'd love to see you!
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