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.

 

 

 

 


Weekend Retreat Schedule

May 3 – 5, 2019 – 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

The Spiritual Exercises invite us to experience and respond to the love of God, showing us how to become free from anything in our lives that could keep us from this life giving gift. To receive this blessing from the Holy Spirit, we have to become aware of the many ways God speaks to us every day and in every situation. This retreat will address these meaningful Ignatian principles, opening doors for spiritual growth and deeper meaning in your life.  

Sponsored by:  Lovett/Lourdes-St. Luke's-St. Al's, Jersey City-St. Paul's Princeton-Mater Christi-Loyola Summit-Morristown K of C

May 17 – 19, 2019 – MEN’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.

Our relationship with Christ makes all the difference!

Sponsored by:  St. Catharine, Glen Rock - Mount Carmel, Ridgewood

May 31 – June 2, 2019 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Surrender??? How?

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. and Karen Florance

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.

Sponsored by:  Women's "Praying Hands"