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 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 6:00pm 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

September 24-26 – Men’s Weekend Retreat – Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J.

Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

One can say that the last true revolution in spirituality came with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Many devout Christians use the Spiritual Exercises unchanged from their origins in the sixteenth century. In the twentieth century another Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, developed a revolutionary spirituality by integrating contemporary science and faith, offering us a new way to understand the Word of God and the immensity of the Universal Christ. Our retreat weekend will help us explore the spiritual insights of Teilhard and how to practice this new understanding in our daily lives of committed discipleship. Please join us on this exciting adventure of faith and discovery!

 

October 1-3 – Weekend Retreat – Making the Eucharist Matter

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J.

Making the Eucharist Matter

Our celebration of the Eucharist traces its roots back to Moses and Mt. Sinai. This retreat will look at its historical roots and then focus on the fundamental emphases of the sacrament as 'meal' and 'sacrifice'. Ultimately, the Eucharist is a commitment to a way of life.

The meaning and the reception of this sacrament entail so much more than "meets the eye". "Come and see!"

 

October 8-10 – Weekend Retreat – The Spiritual Decision – The Beginning of True Discipleship

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

The Spiritual Decision - The Beginning of True Discipleship

Every day we make innumerable decisions. These are basically choices we make — when to get up, what to wear, the first thing we will do, what we read, where we will go. Most of these we barely think about or spend much time in making. However, there are other decisions that have life-long ramifications for us. These we often spend a great deal of time and thought making. They include vocation decisions such as education, marriage, children and career. But even more important than those are what we call our spiritual decisions.

Spiritual decisions arise from questions such as: “Why am I alive?” “What is my destiny?” “What is most important in life?” “What is God asking of me?”

Join us as we discuss what spiritual decisions entail and what they are. Have I made a spiritual decision? What have I decided? How do I know if it comes from God? How do I engage my decision so that it changes my life?

 

October 15-17 – Weekend Retreat – Freedom & Awareness

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. & Marie Santana

Freedom & Awareness

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.

 

November 5-7 – Women’s Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Linda Baratte

“Clothed in Christ: A Weekend Retreat for Women”

Description
Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, urged the fledgling community there to 'put on the whole armor of God.'  What is the armor in our own 'spiritual clothes closet' these days?  Using the wisdom from our Christian tradition and our own experience as women, we will first probe what we might need to shed, freeing ourselves from anything that prevents us from claiming our identity as Beloved Daughters.  We will then explore what it means to 'stand naked' before God.  With women's bodies, how do we claim the power of being beautifully and wonderfully made?  Are we sufficient to love? Finally, as the Psalmist declares, what virtues will we choose to 'deck ourselves in glad array'?  

Using Scripture study, stories, and shared conversation and prayer experiences, we will leave with a new commitment to our baptismal call to be clothed with the image of Christ -- an answered call that girds us to go out to serve our families and communities with new vigor.

While we will not be following the format of the traditional Preached and Directed retreats this weekend, there will be ample opportunity for personal time spent in meditation, walking in our beautiful gardens, participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation and a healing Mass, and sharing in the Sunday Mass together. 

 

November 19-21 – Weekend Retreat – The Spiritual Decision – The Beginning of True Discipleship

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

The Spiritual Decision - The Beginning of True Discipleship

Every day we make innumerable decisions. These are basically choices we make — when to get up, what to wear, the first thing we will do, what we read, where we will go. Most of these we barely think about or spend much time in making. However, there are other decisions that have life-long ramifications for us. These we often spend a great deal of time and thought making. They include vocation decisions such as education, marriage, children and career. But even more important than those are what we call our spiritual decisions.

Spiritual decisions arise from questions such as: “Why am I alive?” “What is my destiny?” “What is most important in life?” “What is God asking of me?”

Join us as we discuss what spiritual decisions entail and what they are. Have I made a spiritual decision? What have I decided? How do I know if it comes from God? How do I engage my decision so that it changes my life?

 

December 3-5 – Weekend Retreat – Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J. & Karen Florance

Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

One can say that the last true revolution in spirituality came with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Many devout Christians use the Spiritual Exercises unchanged from their origins in the sixteenth century. In the twentieth century another Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, developed a revolutionary spirituality by integrating contemporary science and faith, offering us a new way to understand the Word of God and the immensity of the Universal Christ. Our retreat weekend will help us explore the spiritual insights of Teilhard and how to practice this new understanding in our daily lives of committed discipleship. Please join us on this exciting adventure of faith and discovery!

 

December 10-12 – Weekend Advent Retreat – Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: Fr. Thomas R. Marciniak, S.J. & Karen Florance

Meeting the Living God: Spirituality for the 21st Century

One can say that the last true revolution in spirituality came with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Many devout Christians use the Spiritual Exercises unchanged from their origins in the sixteenth century. In the twentieth century another Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, developed a revolutionary spirituality by integrating contemporary science and faith, offering us a new way to understand the Word of God and the immensity of the Universal Christ. Our retreat weekend will help us explore the spiritual insights of Teilhard and how to practice this new understanding in our daily lives of committed discipleship. Please join us on this exciting adventure of faith and discovery!

 

January 14–16 – Men’s Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: TBA

 

January 21–23 – Men’s Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: TBA

January 27–30 – Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: TBA

February 4–6 – Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: TBA

February 11–13 – Women’s Weekend Retreat

This retreat is ON-SITE with no social distancing, but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY, if there is enough interest, so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

Click here to watch a video which speaks to the ending of our COVID restrictions.

Retreat Director: TBA