Loyola Jesuit Center is dedicated to creating a rich variety of retreat experiences for men and women of all faiths, all ages, all cultures and from all walks of life in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere for contemplation and meditation. All retreats and programs are based upon Ignatian Spirituality (spirituality for everyday life) and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The Spiritual Exercises are, in brief, a “pathway to God,” an experiential approach to personal faith and union with God, that is why, during our retreats, there is ample time for private reflection and personal prayer. Time at Loyola provides the opportunity for you to step out of the busy world, slowing down to reflect on God’s presence in your everyday dealings.
Loyola’s spiritual offerings include silent weekend retreats, days and evenings of prayer. The Loyola Program also includes offerings to help you move deeper into your spiritual life as you are ready and called, including week-long directed and preached retreats, private retreats, spiritual direction and ultimately the Spiritual Exercises given to us by St. Ignatius, which Loyola offers as the Full Spiritual Exercises (30 day retreat), the 19th Annotation format (retreat in everyday life) and a custom designed, condensed 8-week version. In addition, the Loyola Program includes retreats for children/teens, Confirmation retreats, retreats for young adults ages 18-39, retreats for the homeless, Matt Talbot/St. Camillus retreats for those in recovery, as well as offerings in Spanish.
Retreats can be arranged on mutually agreeable dates and the program adapted to the needs of the particular group.
Whether it’s a day, evening, weekend or longer, Loyola retreats meet you where you are on your spiritual journey and help you Encounter God, Illuminate the Heart and Enjoy Peace.