The Ignatius Jesuit Centre serves as a place of beauty and sustenance. Many different activities and projects are executed here at the centre. We have a retreat, conference and training centre known as Loyola House. The Ignatius Farm is certified organic and consists of Community Shared Agriculture and Community Gardens. We also have a business centre, called Orchard Park Office Centre that is home to many regional businesses and entrepreneurs. The centre is located on 600 acres of beautiful land which includes a pond, orchards, walking trails and a student retreat house known as St. Brigid’s Villa. Other programs include the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, the 500-year project, and Ecology programming.
A Jesuit is a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order which was established in 1534. They engage in a wide range of activities, from working on social justice issues to providing education and training to aspiring priests.