May 24, 2022

Our hearts are broken, our heads bent, our hands feel helpless. We weep, we lament, we beg forgiveness. 

We say the names of children and adults massacred at school on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. 

Alexander Aniyah Rubio, age 10

Alithia Ramirez, age 10

Amerie Jo Garza, age 10

Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, age 10

Eliahana Cruz Torres, age 10

Eliana "Ellie" Garcia, age 9

Eva Mireles, teacher, age 44

Irma Garcia, teacher

Jackie Cazares, age 10

Jailah Nicole Silguero, age 10

Jayce Luevanos, age 10

Jose Flores, age 10

Layla Salazar, age 10

Makenna Lee Elrod, age 10

Maite Rodriguez, age 10

Miranda Mathis, age 11

Neveah Bravo, age 9

Rojelio Torres, age 10

Tess Marie Mata, age 10

Uziyah Garcia, age 8

Xavier Lopez, age 10



The purpose of Ignatian Foundations is to offer opportunities to learn more about ignatian spirituality. Course themes include overviews of prayer and praying, discernment, learning about St Ignatius and other ignatian principles. You can find the Ignatian Foundations general course catalog information here.
These courses are open to all. Persons who have some familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality and desire to move more deeply into relationship with God will find great benefit. Such persons include, but are not limited to:
  • Persons who have made retreats at Montserrat and/or other Jesuit retreat houses.
  • Persons who have made retreats lead by Jesuits or in the ignatian tradition. For example, persons who have participated in Charis, Toward Greater Freedom, Finding Christ in the World and other such retreats.
  • Persons who have participated in Ignatian prayer groups or days of reflection
  • Persons who have attended Jesuit schools and universities and participated in the spiritual life and retreats of those institutions
  • Campus ministers and faculty members of schools and universities
Course Facilitators:

All instructors and presenters at the Ignatian Spirituality Institute live ignatian spirituality. We share what we have. Our courses are guided by Jesuits, priests and scholastics, as well as lay persons who have long experience and training in ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction in the ignatian tradition. You can find out more about our instructors here, and on the individual course pages.

Course Structure:
  • Sessions incorporate lecture as well as small group discussion and exercises.
  • Plenary discussions follow the small group exercises.
  • Participants can expect reading assignments during the week between the sessions.