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Senior Ignatian Day Retreats and Magis On Campus

Ignatian Days
The Senior Ignatian Days Retreats allow students to explore multiple retreat options geared toward engaging with the world, per St. Ignatius' instructions. Students will have the opportunity to attend three different retreat options held during the school day hours on both Thursday and Friday in lieu of their normal class schedule. They will apply in the fall prior to the retreats to attend one of the following: 
 
Experiencing God in Art: Students will examine the intersections between art and spirituality. Students will have the opportunity to create their own art which expresses their understandings of the divine.
 
Exploring Prayer and Movement: Students will experience the intersection of prayer and movement through practice.
 
Mini-Magis:  A mini version of the Magis retreat, students are further led through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in our own Chapel of the Three Companions. This is an ideal choice for students with evening responsibilities who are still interested in the Magis retreat. 
 
A visit to Christ's Kitchen: Students will visit Christ's Kitchen in Spokane to learn how the gospel is lived out in service in our own community at this soup kitchen.
 
A visit to the Islamic Center of Spokane: Students will visit the Islamic Center of Spokane to observe traditional prayer.
 
A visit to Temple Beth Shalom: Students will visit Temple Beth Shalom to learn about traditional Hebrew prayer and practice.  
 
Only Searching for God in Art, Christ's Kitchen and the Visit to the Islamic center require permission slips. All students should report to the retreat location they have been assigned at the regular start of the school day for attendance. If students are unable to attend on the day of their retreat, a parent/guardian must call the front desk absence line to excuse them. (509) 483-8513
 
Magis on Campus
If students would like to attend the Magis retreat but have other obligations or conflicts, the third senior retreat option is Magis on Campus. In this on-campus version of the Magis retreat, students are led by Mrs. Ma'ake through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius at Manresa House and in our own Chapel of the Three Companions. This is an ideal choice for students with evening responsibilities who are still interested in the Magis retreat.