Weekend_Retreats_Photo1Based on the methodology and content of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, weekend retreats are conducted in an atmosphere of prayerful silence and include Scriptural prayer, daily Mass, generous amounts of time for prayer and personal reflection, Spiritual Direction, Reconciliation and a Healing Mass. Each retreat weekend focuses on a different theme and is designed to help you discover God’s flame within. Silence is maintained between individuals and during meals so that each retreatant has time and space to connect deeply with God. Weekend retreats are for men, women and sometimes co-ed. A typical weekend retreat at Loyola begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm. Weekend_Retreats_Photo2Mid-week retreats are also sometimes offered and follow the same format as a Weekend Retreat.

 

 

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Weekend/Mid-week Retreat Schedule
Suggested Offering $300

April 20 – 22, 2018 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – An Invitation To Personal Discipleship

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by:  Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J. and Judy Schiavo
Sponsored by:  Women's Spring

What is Jesus asking of you in the Gospels?

May 4 – 6, 2018 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Surrender???

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by:  Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J.
Sponsored by:  Lovett/Lourdes-St. Luke's-St. Al's, Jersey City-St. Paul's Princeton-Mater Christi-Loyola Summit-Morristown K of C

Surrender??? How does that word make you feel? Does it conjure up thoughts of being conquered, defeated or filled with despair? Relax! That's not how we will define this word throughout this retreat. We will explore the word surrender the way Jesus intended-as the giving of ourselves over to the Living God so that we may truly find ourselves and take care of our souls in the most healthy way possible. Jesus says to us in the Scriptures there is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends (John 15:13). Jesus is our model for surrender. He gives everything to us, and so we respond in like manner. He starts it and we respond. Loyola retreats are based on themes/dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through silence, solitude and Scriptural prayer, each retreat is designed to help you discover God's life within.

May 13 – 16, 2018 – MID-WEEK RETREAT – Ignatian Leadership for Mission

Retreat begins on Sunday with dinner at 6:00pm and ends on Wednesday after lunch around 1:00pm. 
Sponsored by:  The Ignatian Leadership for Mission (ILM) Retreats are co-sponsored by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus and the Jesuit retreat centers hosting the 2018 ILM Retreats. 

The Ignatian Leadership for Mission (ILM) Retreat focuses on the graces of gratitude, healing, call, and co-laboring.  The retreat format combines presentation, silent prayer and reflection, and group faith sharing. The retreat is open to lay men and women, Jesuits and other religious.

The Graces
To understand and rejoice gratefully in who we are – and who we are called to become – by God’s gracious and loving desire and design.

Healing
Grateful joy in the realization of God’s unfailingly, steadfast and forgiving love, and revealed in Christ crucified, before whom Ignatius asks, “What have I done? What am I doing? What shall I do?”

Call

The enthusiastic desire and determination to join God and Christ in overcoming the powers of darkness, so that the light of truth and love, justice and peace might shine in our world.

Co-Laboring
To live and labor lovingly as the hands and feet, heads and hearts, of the risen Lord living and laboring in us, his Ignatian companions, Lay and Jesuit, on mission together.

May 18 – 20, 2018 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by: Rev. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. and Marie Santana
Sponsored by:  St. Catharine, Glen Rock-Mount Carmel

Journeying with Jesus through the Spiritual Exercises - becoming aware of the love and freedom He offers us through the Holy Spirit.  

June 1 – 3, 2018 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Transformation

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by: Rev. George Collins, S.J.
Sponsored by:  Women's "Praying Hands"

Our relationship with Christ will transform us!