Image #17 Days-Evenings of PrayerDays, Mornings and Evenings of Prayer are an opportunity to get a taste of the Loyola retreat experience. Days of Prayer are Ignatian mini-retreats in semi-silence from 9:00am to 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted) and include lunch, Reconciliation and Mass. Mornings of Prayer are 1/2 day mini-Ignatian retreats from 9:00am – 12:00pm, (concludes with daily mass at 11:30am).  Evenings of Prayer are from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and include input for prayer, private prayer and sharing of the graces for the evening.

 

 

 

 

Days and Mornings of Prayer

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – DAY OF PRAYER – Journey with Jonah

This Day of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass
Retreat Leader:  Judy Schiavo

Jonah was an angry, disobedient, and narrow-minded person.  Yet, God loved him and called him to be a prophet.  As we spend this day exploring Jonah’s journey, let us observe how God is calling each one of us—with our own sins and foibles-- to a deeper and more loving relationship with our God and with each other.  From what or whom do we want to escape?  Yet, what draws us closer?  Tour guide for this journey into the whale:  Judy Schiavo. Ability to swim is not necessary!

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – DAY OF PRAYER – Graced by Creation…The Earth Is Filled With God’s Love

Registration at 9:00AM; program from 9:30AM to 3:00PM

“I consider how God toils and labors for me in all created things on this planet—in the heavens, the elements, plants, fruits, flocks, and all else.  He gives existence, preserves, and makes grow.”  ~Saint Ignatius of Loyola 

"Care for our common home" -- one of four Apostolic Preferences guiding the worldwide Jesuit community in it’s planning and outreach for the decade ahead.

Come for a Festival Day as we celebrate the coming of the Summer Solstice in our beautiful Loyola gardens and learn more about our call to the care of Earth, our common home.

Highlights include:

* Morning Prayer with harpist Merynda Adams

* Presentations and time for reflection with Sr. Nancy Erts, OP ("Our Kinship with Nature"); Pastor Brendan Galvin ("Theology: It's What's for Dinner. What Food Can Teach us About Ourselves and God"); and Bryan Galligan, SJ ("Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor:  Discerning a Christian Response to a Broken World")

* Time for personal prayer and refreshment

Lunch will be provided.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be able to accommodate limited on-site participants. The program will be offered virtually as well.

We will leave our day with renewed gratitude for the gift of creation...and a renewed commitment to work for restoration and harmony, joining Pope Francis in his Laudato Si prayer:  "God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight."

 

 

Sunday, June 27, 2021 – FOREST BATHING – GUIDED WALKING MEDITATION *NEW

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Outdoor Activity
Restrooms are available inside building

As part of our commitment to incorporate the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus into our mission, we are pleased to offer this NEW program which focuses on the apostolic preference, Caring For Our Common Home 

Please join us for a guided walking meditation through the beautiful gardens and grounds of Loyola Jesuit Center, inspired by the Japanese practice called shinrin-yoku or its English translation, Forest Bathing. The two and a half-hour walk covers just a short distance and invites you to connect with nature on a deeper level using all five senses. No exceptional skill or physical exertion is required. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness benefits from a slow walk in the forest or other natural environments.

Forest Bathing walks remind us that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways. Forest Bathing will help you unplug from technology, slow down and bring you into the present moment.   

We hope you will join us for this unique, sensory experience. A maximum of 15 people is allowed to maintain proper social distancing. Masks are highly encouraged even though this is an outdoor activity but please check our COVID-19 page for the most current updates to our protocols.  

About the Guide: Rich Collins is a Certified Guide for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), based in Morristown & Barnegat Light, New Jersey.  His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Nature & Forest Therapy walks and retreats. He is a husband, proud father and grandfather, entrepreneur, and daily meditator.  Rich’s website is www.thefriendlyterritory.com

Wednesday, September 8th – Day of Prayer

This Day of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass
Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.

Wednesday, October 13th – Morning of Prayer

This Morning of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  (9:00am - 11:30am) 
Retreat Leader: Fr. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Thursday, November 1st – Day of Prayer

This Day of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass
Retreat Leader: Fr. Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J.

Wednesday, November 10th – Morning of Prayer

This Morning of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  (9:00am - 11:30am) 
Retreat Leader: Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J.

Monday, November 22nd – Day of Prayer

This Day of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass
Retreat Leader: Fr. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Wednesday, December 15th – Day of Prayer

This Day of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass
Retreat Leader: Fr. Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J.

Evenings of Prayer

Wednesday, September 22nd – Evening of Prayer: “Jesuit Journeys”

This Evening of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  (7:00pm - 8:30pm) 
Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.

Tuesday, October 26th – Evening of Prayer: “Jesuit Journeys”

This Evening of Prayer is being offered on-site and virtually.  (7:00pm - 8:30pm) 
Retreat Leader: Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J.