The Ignatian Spirituality Centre

A Work of the Jesuits in Scotland

What's on at the ISC?

Here are some things that are taking place 

  • SUMMER ONLINE RETREATS available in August - details
  • We are now taking bookings for courses starting after summer (GPRL/JOC & SAC) - click here for details
  • A Weekend with Fr Roger Dawson SJ 19-21 July 2024 at the Redemptorist Retreat Centre, Kinnoull, Perth (book via Kinnoull)
    • Life Before Death: The Psychology of Flourishing - details
  • The Gathering Place: Exploring Celtic Spirituality - 5th October 2024 - details
  • View our calendar

Our Centre

Feel free to drop into the ISC for a coffee or tea or just for some quiet space during our office opening hours - we'd love to see you!  We're open Monday- Friday 09:00 to 16:00

ISC Bursary Appeal - last year we gave out over £5,000 to help individuals take part in our retreats and events - if you can support us by a one-off gift or more regular giving or by paying a bit more then we would appreciate it. Click here for details

Hire a room for your group - we are happy for groups to use our centre and its facilities - click here for more details


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.

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Spiritual Exercises

The ISC offers the Spiritual Exercises in three ways

See the information on 'Retreats' below for full details 


Spiritual Accompaniment (Direction)

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.

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There are a number of support groups based in the ISC Glasgow and online for those who are offering spiritual accompaniment or giving the Spiritual Exercises to others.

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Retreats and Pilgrimage

30 Day Retreat Loyola

26 June-30 July '24.

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

This retreat is already underway. If you would like to be notified of the 2025 retreat then please click the button below

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Ignatian Pilgrimage

27 July - 3 August '24

Travel across Spain in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius visiting: Loyola, Pamplona, Manresa, Montserrat and Barcelona. BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE SOON - A FEW PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE QUICK

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Minsteracres, England

6 Day Retreat 30 Aug - 6 Sept 24

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


ISC Retreat to Pluscarden Abbey.

11 -13 October 2024 (limited places available - accommodation for ladies is now FULL, so a waiting list for women is now in operation)

A retreat experience for those who have never done one before and for those wishing to deepen their spiritual lives.

Using Ignatian and Benedictine spiritual traditions; through workshops, silences, community and the rhythm of the Abbey itself; we hope to help you establish a simple devotional life that can strengthen your daily walk with God.

The cost will be £40 for the food and whatever further donation for the monks at the Abbey that you wish to make.

In order to keep costs low the food will be simple. We can accommodate for those on a  vegetarian diet, however if you have more complex dietary requirements then please get in touch using the button below.

Booking Form Food Enquiry

The Exercises in Daily Life

Flexible start dates (September suggested)

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola are a creative and flexible programme of prayer and reflection centred on the life of Christ.

Currently we are accepting people to begin this retreat in September each year as this fits in best with the liturgical year, and is helpful to the ISC Team.


Summer Online Retreats

31 May to 7 June; 28 June to 5 July; and 9 - 16 August

Make a retreat of 3-7 days choosing your own days within the above weeks. You will be invited to meet with a prayer guide each day

Click the button below for more details and a booking form


Online Retreats

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


30 Days Online

8 January - 9 February 2025

Following successful online Zoom-based 30-day retreats in previous years, the ISC will be offering individually guided Spiritual Exercises in online form in January 2025

Further Details and booking

Day / Short Events

Day of Prayer and reflection

Ecological conversion and the climate transition: 

Finding my personal response through spiritual conversation and prayer. 

A day of prayer and reflection  and conversation with Dr Ania Grobicki & Br Geoff te Braake SJ 

Online and In House - Saturday 14th September 2024

Details and booking form

Year of Prayer 2024

We have produced a free booklet called Walking Together in Prayer written for parish groups and individuals throughout Scotland...although donations are welcome to help with our costs! 

Feel free to browse the booklet using the button below and order booklets too if you want some for your parish or just for yourself.

Browse through the booklet Order 'Walking Together in Prayer'

Celtic Spirituality

An IN HOUSE day of prayer and reflection on Celtic Spirituality. October 2024

Details and booking

Wednesday 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). 

NOW Closed for Summer 

First Friday Reflection Morning

10.30 am - 1.00 pm


Come along 'in person' to our First Friday monthly morning of reflection. There will be some input and you can use our chapel, quiet rooms and art room.

Suggested Donation: £15 However, don't let financial issues stop you from coming. Give what you can afford.


Days of Prayer at the ISC

Details of our Days of Prayer and Reflection for the 24-25 season will be posted here when they become available

  • Ecological conversion and the climate transition : Finding my personal response through spiritual conversation and prayer
    • a day of prayer on the climate crisis led by Dr Ania Grobicki & Br Geoff te Braake SJ on 14 September 2024
  • Advent Day of Prayer with Margaret Silf 7 December 2024 (further details to follow soon)
  • Easter Season day of Prayer with Fr Tom McGuinness SJ & Sr Magdalen Lawler SND -  10 May 2025 (details to follow soon)

Men's Group

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

The meetings are usually 'blended' - in house and on Zoom


Introductory Courses in Ignatian Spirituality

Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living

GPRL is an introductory course in Ignatian Spirituality. This course runs from September to May each year

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Journeying on

JOC is a follow on course from GPRL. Once per month from September to June

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Further Courses in Ignatian Spirituality

Spiritual Accompaniment (Direction) Course

SAC is an online training course for those who wish to offer spiritual accompaniment in the Ignatian Tradition. The next course runs from September 2024 to May 2025.

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Spiritual Conversation Course (2025-26)

Develop the skills to enter into Spiritual Conversations. This course will run again from September to May 2025-26. This course is a requirement for those wishing to do the Spiritual Accompaniment course.

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