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Did You Know?

In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

As a Jesuit member of the Spiritual Center for 22 years, I am privileged to share my faith and experiences of St. Ignatius and the spiritual exercises with all those I meet. I have a deep love for  poor and marginalized  people, especially from  the 3rd world.   Since 1989 I have given retreats and workshops in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.  I continue to spend several months each year in Central America giving retreats and sharing Ignatian spirituality.


I believe deeply in a faith that does justice, the Church’s preferential option for the poor and Pope Francis’ call to be a Church of the poor. I try to communicate these values in the way I live and love, teach and preach. Not only is a new world possible but it has begun!



Jack Barron, SJ

Spiritual Growth | Jack Barron, SJ


Meet Our Staff:

Dedicated, compassionate, experienced...

Just some of the words that describe our staff.

Please meet them by clicking on their name.


Susan Bowers Baker


Jack Barron, SJ


Christopher Derby, SJ, Executive Director


David A. Gross


Frank Kaminski, SJ


Deb Kirlin


Melinda Leonowitz