Since opening its’ doors for retreats in 1927, Loyola has successfully adopted a Free Will Offering approach of accepting donations of any size for its retreats. These donations are the primary source of revenue for Loyola. Limited financial resources should not prevent anyone from making a retreat. While we have fixed costs associated with each retreat and program, we do not turn anyone away because they cannot afford their retreat. All are welcome at Loyola. The generosity of retreatants who can offer more than the suggested donation helps us to cover the expenses of caring for and cleaning our beautiful house and sacred spaces and providing a retreat to all regardless of their current ability to contribute.
The suggested offering for a retreat at Loyola varies, depending on the type of retreat. For a Weekend Retreat or Mid-Week Retreat, the suggested offering is currently $300, a Week-long Directed Retreat during Holy Week and the Summer months is $560, a Week-long Summer Preached retreat is $480, the Holy Week Sacred Triduum Preached Retreat is $320, a Day of Prayer is $40, and an Evening of Prayer is $20. Any amount given above the suggested contribution is considered a tax-deductible gift. Flexible payment options allow retreat payments to be spread over time.
A non-refundable deposit of $25 is requested to register each person for all Weekend and Mid-Week Retreats; a non-refundable deposit of $75 is requested for all Week-long Directed and Preached Retreats during Holy Week and the summer months; a non-refundable deposit of $20 is requested for any retreat series. The deposit is applied toward the Suggested Offering for each retreat/offering. In the event of a cancellation 48 hours before the retreat begins, you may move your deposit to another retreat/offering within the same retreat season (September through June) or donate your deposit as a tax-deductible gift to Loyola Jesuit Center.
Please call our office at (973) 539-0740 if you require financial assistance or need flexible funding at this time. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.