Based 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 offered for men and women. Some weekends are for both men and women. A typical weekend retreat at Loyola begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm. Mid-week retreats are also sometimes offered and follow the same format as a Weekend Retreat.
Weekend Retreat Schedule
NOW BEING OFFERED ONLINE for both MEN and WOMEN! VIRTUAL WEEKEND is back! Missed the FIRST VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT? Please join us for our SECOND ever VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J. We have made some tweaks based on feedback from the first retreat! We hope you will join us again or for the first time. A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.
Theme: How To Live A Full And Happy Life!
St. Ignatius always urged retreatants to be keenly aware of their life circumstances – what was going on interiorly in the heart and exteriorly in the world and in the Church. So, during our preached virtual weekend retreat, we will look into the signs of the times by the light of faith and pray to devote ourselves more wholeheartedly to the service of the Gospel. Through our baptismal commitment we want to be attentive to the needs of all that sharing their grief and pain, their joy and hope, we may faithfully proclaim the healing that Christ brings to our fractured and broken world and Church. Through our virtual weekend retreat we want to become more courageous and bold in sharing Christ’s mission in our world today.
• This retreat will be added to your weekend retreat count contributing toward certificates and awards.
• This is a great way to introduce someone NEW to the Loyola retreat experience – if they have been hesitant! Sign up together! Invite a spouse, partner, family member or relative in another state, friend, co-worker, neighbor! You can all participate together VIRTUALLY! We may be socially distanced but we are spiritually connected!
The VIRTUAL RETREAT will be structured the same as a weekend retreat and will begin Friday evening at 7pm. It will be offered using ZOOM, but DO NOT BE AFRAID! You do not have to own ZOOM to participate or be tech savvy. Upon registering, you will be sent a link to the ZOOM retreat along with an alternate call-in number. So if you are NOT TECH SAVVY, you can simply call-in via phone and participate this way. It is very simple. You will also be sent by EMAIL the schedule; all materials needed for the retreat along with the Loyola Retreat Manual.
Tentative VIRTUAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Friday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, First Presentation, Night Prayer
Saturday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Second Presentation
Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Third Presentation
Saturday, 7:15pm – 8:15pm: Evening Examen, Faith Sharing, Night Prayer
Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Fifth Presentation
Sunday, 11:00am – LIVESTREAM MASS
*Optional: Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Direction
Registration for this retreat, and all ONSITE programs during the months of May and June, is currently closed due to our concern for the health and safety of our retreatants and retreat leaders. Please click here for details. We pray you will stay healthy and strong and will be signing up for a future offering. God Bless you.
HOWEVER, WE ARE OFFERING A VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT MAY 29 - 31. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by Anna Graziano, Spiritual Director
Many people suffer today spiritually, physically and emotionally due to painful past memories or events in their lives. Through Inner Healing we invite Jesus into those places to touch and heal with his tender love and mercy restoring us to wholeness and free.