About the Loyola Spirituality Center

We are located at 389 N. Oxford Street in Saint Paul, next to St. Peter Claver Church.

Loyola began in 1977, answering the growing need for spiritual support, guidance, and education.  We welcome all spiritual seekers, regardless of faith tradition, age, race, sexual and gender orientation or economic means.

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with no specific religious affiliation. 

Our Vision:

A loving and compassionate spirituality for all of life.

Our Mission:

Companioning the spiritually curious as they listen and respond more deeply to the presence and movement of the sacred in their lives.

Our Guiding Principle:

Loyola Spirituality Center is a community of spiritual directors grounded in Ignatian Spirituality.

Ignatian Spirituality is rooted in the conviction that the sacred is present in our world and active in our lives.  It provides a pathway to deeper prayer, decisions guided by keen discernment, and a life of service to others.

Our Services:

We accomplish our mission by offering individual and group spiritual direction, spiritually based retreats and workshops on a variety of timely topics, online reflections, and a commitment to creating new possibilities.


Our Logo:

Loyola’s logo is the chambered nautilus.  This beautiful spiral shell contains a series of chambers.   The spiral itself symbolizes transforming movement out from our center.   At the center point within ourselves we encounter the sacred.   As we discern our path and our passions in life we listen and respond more deeply to the presence and movement of the sacred in our lives.




Want to learn more?  We can help.

Call and speak with one of our experienced directors: they can answer questions and clear up any ambiguities. We’re also happy to suggest some reading tailored to your individual needs.

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The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola have guided spiritual seekers for centuries. See all of our Retreats and Programs to find out which can help you find your way.

Extended Ignatian Exercises

Talk with one of our directors about spiritual direction based on Ignatian spirituality, or about doing the Extended Ignatian Exercises. 

Ignatian Associates

Interested in learning more about Ignatian spirituality and affiliating with others of a kindred spirit? Consider becoming an Ignatian Associate. Read more at ignatianassociates.org