Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is a unique program, which responds to the thirst of many Catholics to deepen their spiritual life as they give of their time and talent to serve those in need – the poor, the marginalized and the socially vulnerable. The mission of the Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality program is to enrich the experience of committed volunteers, fifty or older, involved in community service, through a program of prayer and Ignatian spiritual reflection.
Ignatian Companions engages women and men, retired and semi-retired, who have a desire to serve those most marginalized in our communities while deepening their spiritual foundations. Our Companions integrate their personal journey of faith with their own conviction to act for justice within local nonprofits. Ours is a program that aims to transform both the giver and the receiver. We strive to create an integration in which our Companions meet the needs of those on the fringes while maintaining a contemplative prayer practice that roots this work in the values of Jesuit spirituality.
Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality collaborates with a variety of local organizations in the regions where our communities gather. In the South Bay our partners include Most Holy Trinity Parish and Santa Clara University. In the East Bay we are located at the Jesuit School of Theology-Berkeley and in San Francisco, The Spiritual Life Center @ St Agnes Parish is our host.
We are fiscally sponsored by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership and are an endorsed work of the Western Province of the Society of Jesus.
These organizations provide invaluable support and resources for the program.Learn more about the program… Support Our Work…