Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy

Welcome to the IESE Business School Chaplaincy

"The University chaplaincy is called to become a vital center for promoting the Christian renewal of culture through a respectful and sincere dialogue, clear, well-founded reasoning, and a testimony that is open to questioning and capable of convincing (...) It is a welcoming home, open to all those who, heeding the voice of the Lord within, become seekers of truth and serve their fellow men through their daily dedication to a knowledge which goes beyond merely narrow, pragmatic goals."

John Paul II, Address to University Chaplains, 1 May 1998.

In the spirit of John Paul II’s Address to University Chaplains, the IESE Chaplaincy provides a context for the spiritual growth of all members of the IESE community based on Christian principles.

The Chaplaincy's services complement IESE's academic and professional programs by providing the space and resources to allow those interested in the Christian faith to develop spiritually. These services are available to all members of the IESE community - students, faculty, administration, alumni and their families - and any others who may be interested.

The priests who serve in the IESE Chaplaincy are members of Opus Dei. Founded in 1928 by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.

A place for spiritual growth, support and guidance.

The oratory is a place for prayer and personal meditation – with the constant presence of Jesus Christ in the Tabernacle – and for liturgical celebrations, especially Eucharist.

IESE has two oratories on its Barcelona campus: one on the South Campus (Av. Pearson, 21) and one on the North Campus (C/ Arnús i Garí, 3-7). The South Campus Oratory is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the North Campus Oratory is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IESE’s Madrid campus oratory is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The oratory at IESE’s New York Center is open Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5:30p.m.

For Mass schedules please see Schedule of Activities.

The priests who run the Chaplaincy are always available to provide spiritual direction for those who desire it, and to administer the Sacraments, particularly that of Penance.

“The task of spiritual direction must seek not to fabricate creatures bereft of independent judgment who confine themselves to the material execution of another person’s instructions; quite the contrary, spiritual direction should seek to form people with discernment. And discernment means maturity, strength of convictions, sufficient knowledge of doctrine, gentleness of spirit, education of the will.”

–Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei and the University of Navarre, in Conversations, no. 93.

To make an appointment with a priest please, see Chaplaincy contact details.

Marriage

The Preparation for Marriage program is designed for couples wishing to marry in the Catholic Church.

Contact the IESE Chaplaincy or for further information click here.

Catechism

Baptism

First Communion

Confirmation

Please contact Chaplaincy for details

The IESE Chaplaincy organizes several activities throughout the year including:

Courses and Series

 Marriage Preparation Course, February-March 2017, Barcelona
 Family Enrichment Course – Marriage, April-June 2017, Valencia
 Family Enrichment Course Course – Pre-adolescence, December 2016-May 2017, Madrid

*Talks on current issues (please contact Chaplaincy)

 Special Celebrations:

 Mass of the Holy Spirit held at the beginning of each academic year
 Thanks-giving Mass upon graduation
 Novena for the Immaculate Conception: Mass with homily and Salve from 30 November to 8 December
 Christmas, Midnight Mass December 24 at 12 a.m
 Laying of Ashes: Ash Wednesday in all Masses
 Lent Homilies during Lent in the Holy Mass
 Marian Month: Salve or Regina Coeli is sung at the end of each Mass during the month of May

 

Monthly retreats:

Designed for professors, alumni, program participants, staff, family and friends.

Please check schedule of activities or contact IESE Chaplaincy for more information.

IESE has two oratories on its Barcelona campus: one on the South Campus (Av. Pearson, 21) and one on the North Campus (C/ Arnús i Garí, 3-7).

The South Campus Oratory is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the North Campus Oratory is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Holy Mass

South CampusNorth Campus
Monday7:45h13:05h*
Tuesday7:45h13:05h*
Wednesday7:45h13:05h*
Thursday7:45h13:05h*
Friday7:45h13:05h*

Eucharist Adoration – Monday – 12.30 a 13.30h.

*English


 

  • Confessions

Fifteen minutes before Holy Mass.
To schedule another time, please contact the priests.

 

Monthly retreats

Oratory
South Campus
Women
Wednesday
14:00-15:00h
October21
November18
December16
January20
February17
March17
April21
May19
June16
July21
  • Courses and Talks

Course in preparing for marriage.

Weekend retreat course: Check with chaplaincy (usu. 1st weekend of the month).


 

  • Contact:

Tel: +34 93 253 4200 – Fax: +34 93 253 4343 – Email: capellania@iese.edu

Mn. Hanjo Kollmann (South campus) HKollmann@iese.edu

Mn. Michal Twarkowski (North campus) – mtwarkowski@iese.edu

Mn. Domènec Melé (North campus) – mele@iese.edu

IESE’s Madrid campus oratory is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If any person wishes Mass to be offered for a specific intention, it is enough that they communicate it in the Chaplaincy.

Holy Mass

HoursHours
Monday to Friday8:15h13:30h
Saturday8:00h
  • Confessions

Confessions are and 15 minutes before Mass at 8.15 a.m and 30 minutes before Mass at 1:30 p.m.

At any other time, the chaplains are available for confession or any other consultation.

To schedule confessions on Saturday, please contact priests directly.


 

  • Courses

The Chaplaincy offers the possibility of preparing someone or a group to receive the sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion, Reconciliation or Marriage (premarital course).

If there is a topic of anthropological or theological interest that you want to delve into, the Chaplaincy can organize a short course or a specific class to talk about it, with flexible hours that are adapted to the needs of the attendees.

  • Contact

Tel : + 34 91 211 3000 – Fax: +34 91 357 2913 – Email: capellaniamadrid@iese.edu

D. Alfonso Monroy: Amonroy@iese.edu  // 629 957 286

D. Ignacio Álvarez Horas: IAlvarez@iese.edu // 650 944 194

D. José María Pérez-Seoane: jperezseoane@iese.edu // 680 400 585

Holy Mass

DayHours
November67:45h
November277:45h
December187:45h

 

  • Confessions

Fifteen minutes before Holy Mass and one hour after Holy Mass
To schedule another time, please contact the priest.


 

  • Monthly retreats:

For men: October 21st, November 11th, December 9th.

For women: October 28th, November 25th


 

  • Weekend retreat course: 19-22 November 2020

 

  • Other activities:

Seminary: Ethical leadership – scopes and roots of IESE-values programmed for September 2020;

Chaplaincy will send out its own invitation further informations: Mail to IESE-Chaplain: HBienek@iese.edu

 

  • Offer of personal spiritual care and guidance:

Harald Bienek: hbienek@iese.edu // +49 1733515599

 

  • Holy Mass

On account of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mass is currently suspended.