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.

In developing retreat programs for youth, we utilize three best practices:

Custom Design

Each of our retreats is custom designed – we don’t offer you “Retreat Package A or B”, we write the retreat specifically for your school or parish.

Outcome Based

We ask a simple question: “What do you want your young people to walk away with from this retreat?” Our outcome-based approach to retreat design puts the faith formation of each disciple first.

Shared Ministry

Each retreat builds into the work you are already doing with your students – we see this as a partnership, a shared ministry.

Custom Design

Each of our retreats is custom designed – we don’t offer you “Retreat Package A or B”, we write the retreat specifically for your school or parish.

Outcome Based

We ask a simple question: “What do you want your young people to walk away with from this retreat?” Our outcome-based approach to retreat design puts the faith formation of each disciple first.

Shared Ministry

Each retreat builds into the work you are already doing with your students – we see this as a partnership, a shared ministry.

Our retreat programs introduce young men and women to the idea of Spiritual Exercise. Just as it is important to exercise physically or to study for a test, it is also important to stretch and grow in our relationship with God. We use experiential learning activities, combined with reflection and faith sharing, to help students recognize God’s presence in their everyday life. Whether through music, a movie clip, a game, or a new method of prayer, they will leave equipped with practical skills and tools for their spiritual journey.

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