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Deglman Center

Welcome to the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality!

By sharing the gifts of the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality through spiritual direction, retreats and workshops, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality educates and services students, faculty, and staff for personal and corporate growth.

Director's Message

While Creighton University is known as a Jesuit Mission, it is in fact a mission of the men and women, staff, faculty and students who are here to experience the spirit of St. Ignatius. The Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality is established to promote, explain and encourage the Ignatian identity of this mission of education.

I have the wonderful opportunity to write and speak of the spirituality which underlies all that we do here. I am privileged to visit in groups and individually with those who desire to grow more deeply in their own spiritual lives.

Ignatius had a vision that became a mission and that was to lead people out, which is the root meaning of "education". This Center is dedicated to leading people out of their darkness about who they are in God's eyes and who Jesus has blessed them to be. Spirituality is not a self-enhancement nor self-improvement indulgence. Prayer and reflection moves us beyond ourselves to the embracing of Jesus' sisters and brothers. The Deglman Center supports Creighton's identity as an Ignatian Mission.