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Ignatian Collaborators

One of the most telling signs of our times is that lay men and women are joining with Jesuits in all their ministries.

Lay ministers are working with recent graduates of Jesuit schools who want to continue their formation as people in service to one another and to the world. They are reaching out to business and professional people who grapple with the challenges of the work world, using the tools of Ignatian reflection. Lay people are assuming leadership roles in a broad range of Jesuit ministries and institutions.

The laity, as well as members of other religious orders who collaborate with the Society of Jesus, are helping to build an extended Ignatian community. They are entering into the heart of Jesuit mission and ministry.

Ignatian Collaborators are representatives of some of these Jesuit and Ignatian-inspired organizations from across the US and Canada that gather to share insights, opportunities and resources to further the pursuit of the greater glory of God.

Alpha Sigma Nu

Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizing those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service.

Association of Jesuit College & Universities

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national organization that represents Jesuit higher education among its various constituencies; provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in Jesuit higher education; and encourages and facilitates collaborative initiatives among its member institutions.

Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States

The administrative arm of the Jesuits of Canada and the United States is the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. The Conference helps coordinate the relationships among all the various Jesuit entities, including service organizations and the provinces, as well as between them and the international headquarters in Rome.

Ignatian Spirituality Project

The Ignatian Spirituality Project invites people recovering from homelessness and addiction to encounter God’s love, hope and healing through spiritual companionship that transforms lives.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Jesuit Volunteers serve full-time with local organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest while living in community with other program members.

Ignatian Associates

Ignatian Associates are lay women and men formed by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Ignatian Spirituality. The Ignatian Associates are committed to being faithful to the gifts and inspiration we receive from our spiritual formation, and we do this in community with others.

Jesuit Friends & Alumni Network

The Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network USA (JFAN-USA) serves as a national resource for Jesuit-educated alumni, parishioners and friends who share a commitment to the Jesuit mission.

Ignatian Solidarity Network

The Ignatian Solidarity Network works to network, educate and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.

Loyola Press

In the spirit of Saint Ignatius of Loyola who points us always to personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and in response to those we serve, Loyola Press creates books and multi-media products that facilitate transformative experiences of God so that people of all ages can lead holy and purposeful lives with and for others.

Magis Americas

Magis Americas is committed to working alongside our partners toward global development by using a holistic approach that prioritizes education, migration, and ecology programs.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The lgnatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

Ignatian Ministries

Ignatian Ministries, founded by Becky Eldredge, accompanies those called to a deeper faith by teaching them how to pray contemplatively, to hear God’s voice, to embrace the companionship of Christ and to live their unique mission in the world.  

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) addresses the challenges facing humanity and assists the mission of the Church. We pray and work to meet the challenges of the world identified by the Pope in his monthly intentions, while walking a spiritual path called the “Way of the Heart.” 

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps engages brave young leaders in life-changing service, living and accompanying those in need to build a more just and hopeful world.

The Office of Ignatian Spirituality

The Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS), a ministry of the Jesuits on the East Coast, works to create opportunities for people to experience the Spiritual Exercises and teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola through the promotion of Ignatian prayer, spiritual direction, formation, and young adult and Hispanic/Latinx ministries and outreach.

Ignatian Young Adult Ministries

Ignatian Young Adult Ministries (IYAM) invites young adults (20’s and 30’s) to deepen their faith through the practice of Ignatian spirituality and to live as women and men for and with others.

Ignatian Young Adult Ministries is a collection of resources compiled by OIS to help you learn about Ignatian spirituality: what it is, where it comes from, and how to practice it. Whether this is new to you or if you have practiced Ignatian spirituality for years, all of these resources can help you find God in new ways. 

Questions? Email Eric Clayton, deputy director for communications at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. Click here.