The Magis Program - Bridges Foundation

Have you completed the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and wish to deepen that experience?

The Magis Program

Greater Understanding, Love and Service

The Magis program offered by the Bridges Foundation provides diverse, experienced lecturers who share their insights and  wisdom for people who wish to continue their spiritual journey. Seven sessions (offered monthly beginning in September) are designed to deepen your experience of the Spiritual Exercises.

Participants have the opportunity to explore the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises and share their insights with others in a small group.  You may participate in the Magis Program every year if you  wish in order to take advantage of new perspectives from presenters that will be offered each year. Click here to register for  Magis…




Program Requirements
Completion of the Spiritual Exercises including
the 18th, 19th, or 20th Annotation


Dates and Topics

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Ignatius’ Conversions and Choices-David Meconi, S.J.
  • Images of God-David Meconi, S.J.

 Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Personal Sin and God’s Love and Graces for Me-Paul Coutinho,PhD
  • Social and Systemic Sin-Paul Coutinho,PhD

 Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • The Call to Kin-dom-Sandy Spencer
  • Incarnation-Contemplating Jesus’ Life-Sandy Spencer

 Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Consolation and Desolation-Marian Love, MAPS
  • Two Standards and Three Classes of People-Marian Love, MAPS

 Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • Rules of Discernment: 2nd Week-Chris Collins, S.J.
  • Ways of Making a Graced Decision-Chris Collins, S.J.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Graces of Lent-Leobardo Almazan, O.P.
  • Eucharist-Leobardo Almazan, O.P.

 Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Living the Paschal Mystery-Steve Givens
  • Contemplating Divine Love-Steve Givens


The Magis Program will be offered at:
Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 W Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122



In the context of Bridges, Prayer Companions are those who have completed the Spiritual Exercises in either a thirty-day or Nineteenth Annotation Retreat (Retreat in Everyday Life), and who have received rigorous instruction from qualified trainers in the methods of instructing others in the Spiritual Exercises.If you feel called to become a Prayer Companion and guide others in the Bridges Retreat you will need to complete the Dynamics of the Exercises (and attend all seven sessions). Once you have done this, you may begin the application process to be considered for the Prayer Companions Training Program.