Youth Ministry

For over 70 years, the Jesuit Spiritual Center’s Youth Ministry Team has been committed to offering transformational retreat experiences in the Jesuit tradition. Today we serve over 6,000 young men and women on over 75 retreats each year.

Our Approach

Custom Design

Our retreats are custom designed; we write the retreat specifically for your school or parish based on your needs.

Outcome Based

Our outcome-based approach to retreat design puts the faith formation of each disciple first.

Shared Ministry

We collaborate with our ministry partners to supplement all you already do with those in your care.

Our Retreats

Our retreat programs introduce young men and women to Spiritual Exercise. Like physical and mental exercise, spiritual exercise is important for our whole being. Encountering God’s loving presence is central to our retreats. We invite retreatants to encounter God on retreat through the sacraments, silence, prayer, fellowship, experiential learning, activities, music, faith sharing, and more.

We offer a variety of retreats, hosted on your campus or here at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford. Our first step is to meet with you to discuss the goals and needs for your custom retreat program, then we collaborate with you to design a retreat to make your vision a reality. We want you to be engaged with your students on the retreat and have the opportunity to fully participate in their experience. After the retreat, we will sit down with you and review the feedback we get from your youth to refine the program and grow in our shared ministry.

How did we do?

After the retreat we will provide you with evaluation data from your youth which you can share with other adult leaders in your school or parish.

Grew in Relationship with God 91%
Want more time for Silence in daily life 92%
Want to attend another Retreat 96%

This retreat helped me regain some of the conversation I had lost with God.

- High School Junior

I wish I had more time for this (silence) – It made me feel really peaceful.

- 7th Grade Student

The opportunity to be completely surrounded by my faith, instead of just for an hour, opened new doors.

- High School Freshmen

Our Team

JP de Legarreta


Phone: 513-965-6987

Donna Heid

Associate Director

Phone:  513-965-6986

Daniel Poat

Director of Ignite
Missionary Program

Phone: 513-965-6988