For the safety of everyone at the SMC, we ask that all guests be fully vaccinated.

Programs and Workshops

We are available to various groups and parishes for a retreat day or weekend, various workshops, groups and classes. Small groups are welcome to come to our Center, or a member of our staff may present or facilitate a workshop or day of prayer at another site.  

Call  for reservations for retreats or requests for meeting with a spiritual director at 619-224-9444

Interviews for the Spiritual Exercises in daily life are ongoing.  See below.

The Meal that Reconnects, Eucharist Eating and the Global Food Crisis

Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, is adjunct associate professor of litugical studies at the Jesuit School of Theology (Santa Clara University) in Berkeley, California. 

"While forthright exposing the global food's economy's degradation of bodies and environments, this book offers an account of food justice that never abandons the sumptuous flavors and joys of the meal itself. 

This is a food-forward spirituality of the Eucharist to savor and share in an ecological age."

-Benjamin Stewart, PhD, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

The program will be offered at the Spiritual Ministry Center.

  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021
  • Wednesday, 3 November 2021
  • Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • Wednesday, 17 November 2021
  • 10am – 12 noon
  • Suggested offering $50

The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius learned from his own experience that God not only wants a personal relationship with each person, but also acts in this world to bring about such a personal relationship. The Spiritual Exercises are ways of helping us to become more aware of the reality of our existence as the recipients of God’s communication.

As persons of faith, we become more alert for God. The Exercises sharpen our ability to discern and feel the finger of God. All of this builds upon our desire to become more and more aware of God in relationship with us.