Welcome to the IESE Business School Chaplaincy
Welcome to the IESE Business School Chaplaincy, a place for spiritual growth, support and guidance.
"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.
Academic course 2020/21
The IESE Chaplaincy organizes several activities throughout the year including:
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
Marian Month: Salve or Regina Coeli is sung at the end of each Mass during the month of May
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.
Eucharist Adoration – Monday – 12.30 a 13.30h
|Holy Mass||South Campus||North Campus|
|For women||South campus Oratory||Every third Wednesday||2:00-3:00 pm|
|For men||C/ Abadesa Olzet 23-25||Every second Tuesday|
Every second Wednesday
IESE’s Madrid campus oratory is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 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.
|Monday to Friday||8:00h||13:30h|
For men (2nd Wednesday of each month)
|For women (3rd Monday of each month)||For men (4th Wednesday of each month)|
|September 13||September 18||September 27|
|October 11||October 16||October 25|
|November 8||November 20||November 22|
|December 13||December 18||December 20 (wednesday)|
|January 10||January 15||January 24|
|February 14||February 19||February 28|
|March 13||March 18||March 20 ( (wednesday)|
|April 10||April 15||April 24|
|May 8||May 20||May 22|
|June 12||June 17||June 26|
|July 10||July 15||July 24|
Confessions are and 15 minutes before Mass at 8.00 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.
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.
- Holy Mass
For more information, please send an email to IESE-Chaplain: HBienek@iese.edu
Fifteen minutes before Holy Mass and one hour after Holy Mass
To schedule another time, please contact the priest.
- Monthly retreats:
For men: September 7, October 19, November 9, December 12.
For women: September 28, October 12, November 23, December 21 (confession-service).