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The Magis Guesthouse

The Magis Guesthouse offers convenient and affordable accommodation for all visiting Jesuits, Religious (those who have taken vows of consecrated life), and diocesan clergy. The Magis offers a serene and secure environment to relax, unwind or work. The Magis is not currently offered to the general public.


A Latin word, central to the spirituality of the Society of Jesus, ‘magis’ translates as: ‘greater’ and, for those steeped in the Ignatian tradition, it expresses the desire to serve the ‘greater glory of God’. Guests of The Magis are provided with a beautiful community environment of rest, prayer, study, relaxation, and fun, that they might leave renewed, both in body and soul, and thereby poised to offer themselves all the more, in service, to the glory of God.

Rooms and Suites

Modest yet expansive rooms and suites provide accommodation options ideal for getaways, retreats, reunions with friends.

Chef de Cuisine

The Magis guests are entitled to two wholesome meals cooked fresh each day created by our resident Chef de Cuisine, Jason Reynolds. Lunch and evening meals are prepared and served in the Refectory inside of the Jesuit Residence. Accommodations can be made for those with dietary restrictions. Breakfasts are self-served in the St. Jogues common room inside of the Magis.

Access to the Jesuit Community & Grounds

The Magis Guesthouse is located next to the private Jesuit Residence. The Magis guests are invited to pray in its chapel, borrow literature from its library, relax in its common room, and take lunch and supper in its Refectory. It is our hope that, by sharing in prayer, meals, and conversation, surrounded by an atmosphere of enriching Christian fellowship all will grow in ‘the Magis’.

Guests will have access to the Martyrs' Shrine grounds and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons for the duration of their stay. For those looking for off-site activities see our Daytrip Ideas page.

Jesuit Chapel

This humble space of prayer and worship hosts its own altar and seating area, as well as the granite grave marker of St. Jean de Brébeuf.

Jesuit Library

The Jesuit Library contains a vast selection of theological literature as well as copies of the Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents.

Jesuit Refectory

Guests of the Magis can take advantage of lunches and dinners served alongside of the Jesuit Fathers here at Martyrs' Shrine.

“He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.” ― St. Ignatius of Loyola