Adult Ignatian Formation

Ignatian Formation Brochure

Bellarmine faculty, staff, and administration are called to grow in their spiritual lives. A desire to hear and answer Christ's call to discipleship is evident in the program Campus Ministry offers Bellarmine employees. Employees deepen their faith through two-day long retreats each school year, two optional silent retreats, and through faculty/staff-led prayer and reflection on Tuesday mornings, about twice monthly. Faculty, staff and administrators assist on all student retreats as well.

New faculty members are engaged in an ongoing Ignatian formation program over a six-year period. This includes additional retreats, instruction, in-service, “Ignatian Evenings,” and companionship with a veteran teacher who supports and walks with him/her.

As a Jesuit institution, this orientation to Ignatian spirituality, upon which Bellarmine is based, includes instruction in the foundations of Catholic faith as well as formational opportunities for further growth.

Ignatian formation is vital for our religious identity to ensure that Bellarmine maintains its identity as a Jesuit/Catholic institution. To educate students according to the Ignatian charism, faculty must embody that charism themselves -- something gained over time in the Ignatian Formation Program.