“From the moment I stepped into the foyer, I felt this overwhelming peace come over me. This peace was what I so desperately needed.” Read Debra’s full story here…

Debra R., Island Heights, NJ, Women’s Retreat Ambassador, Retreatant of 28 years

“I crave quiet and have a hard time finding it in my day to day life. Loyola offers that quiet, but in a focused way that keeps me from thinking about my phone and other lingering responsibilities. Loyola is liberating.” Read Bill’s full story here…

Bill R., Madison, NJ, Men’s Retreat Ambassador, Retreatant of 22 years

“If you want to get away from cell phones, texting, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a little more than 48 hours, come on a retreat. I call Loyola a spa for your soul. I come back very calm and centered.” Read Nina’s full story here…

Nina A., Oakland, NJ, Loyola Public Relations/Website Manager and Retreatant of 8 years

“Loyola, THANK YOU for opening my heart, my mind and my soul to the true message of Jesus’ teachings- LOVE!!! I am now and forever grateful!” Read Jordan’s full story here…

Jordan S., Edison, NJ, Young Adult Retreatant

“Loyola is my home away from home. I come here to rest and recharge not only my physical body, but my spiritual one.” Read Joe’s full story here…

Joe L., Point Pleasant, NJ, Retreatant of 7 years

“Whether I am there participating in Mass, attending a retreat, serving as a spiritual director, or volunteering as a gardener, the effect is the same. With each heartbeat, I am filled by soul-nourishing breath!” Read Beverly’s full story here…

Beverly D., Pompton Plains, NJ, Spiritual Director and recent retreatant

“The Lord has something to say to you over the weekend and you need to be listening for it in silence. To those who are concerned about the silence I say give it a try, what do you have to lose?” Read Ed’s full story here…

Edward D., Harrington Park, NJ, Men’s Retreat Ambassador and Retreatant of 24 years

“I look forward to my annual weekend retreat and know that when I leave on Sunday, my friendship with God is stronger than when I arrived.” Read Nancy’s full story here…

Nancy G., Morris Plains, NJ, Retreatant of 22 years