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.

Barcelona

Holy Mass

South CampusNorth Campus
Monday7:45h*13:30h
Tuesday7:45h/13:05h** -
Wednesday7:45h13:30h
Thursday7:45h/13:05h**-
Friday7:45h13:30h

Eucharist Adoration – Thursday – 13.30 a 15.30

*Latin **English

Confessions

Fifteen minutes before Holy Mass
Every Thursday during the Vigil for the Holy Sacrament
To schedule another time, please contact the priests.

Monthly Retreats

Oratory
South Campus
Men
Tuesday
Men
Thursday (Mass)
Women
Wednesday
14:30-15:4519:30-21:0014:00-15:00
September182019
October161817
November6821
December111319
January81016
February121420
March121420
April91110
May7915
June111319
July91117

Courses and Talks

Course in preparing for marriage: february -march
Weekend retreat course: Check with chaplaincy.

Madrid

Holy Mass

8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Monday to Friday
8 a.m.: Saturday (to schedule confessions, please contact priests directly.)

Confessions

Confessions are 30 minutes before Mass at 1:30 p.m. and 10 minutes before Mass at 8.15 a.m.

Monthly Retreats

OratoryMen
2nd Wednesday
14.30 - 15:45 (Pablo Herraiz)
Men
4th Wednesday
14.30 - 15:45 (Luis Arias)
Women
3rd Thursday
14.30 - 15:45 (MJ Biechy)
September122620
October102418
November142815
December123rd Wednesday 192nd Thursday 13
January92317
February132721
March132721
April10242nd Thursday 11
May82216
June123rd Wednesday 1920
July102418

New York

Holy Mass

8:30 a.m.: Wednesday

The Oratory is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Munich

Holy Mass

Friday 7:45h

Confessions

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

Monthly Retreat

Third Monday, 19:00h-21:00h

Course in preparing for marriage: please contact the priest

Weekend retreat course: 22.11.2018, 19:00h  – 25.11.2018, 14:30h

Contact Information

IESE BarcelonaIESE MadridIESE New YorkIESE Munich 
Tel+34 93 253 4200+34 91 211 3000+1 646 346 8850+49 89 24 20 97 90
Fax+34 93 253 4343+34 91 357 2913+1 646 346 8852
Emailcapellania@iese.educapellaniamadrid@iese.educhaplainNY@iese.eduhbienek@iese.edu

Chaplaincy Office Hours

The priests are always available for anyone interested in meeting with them. Please feel free to e-mail or call for an appointment:


Barcelona

Dr. Hanjo Kollmann HKollmann@iese.edu
Father Domènec Melé  (North Campus) mele@iese.edu
Father Ricardo Peris  (North Campus) peris@iese.edu
Father John Twist  (South Campus) jtwist@iese.edu


Madrid

Father Alfonso Monroy capellaniamadrid@iese.edu
Father Ignacio Álvarez Horas
Tuesday and Wednesday, all day.
ialvarez@iese.edu
Father Ernesto Juliá
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, all day, and Saturday mornings.
ejulia@iese.edu


New York

Father Malcolm Kennedy chaplainny@iese.edu


München

Dr. Harald Bienek hbienek@iese.edu