Our NEW Young Adult retreat series is designed with input from other young adults. With the Spiritual Exercises as the inspiration, each afternoon meeting includes topics based on contemporary themes of faith and spirituality. There will be time for rest, prayer and private reflection; and time for connecting spiritually and socially with others from 18-39 years of age. Retreatants will receive materials on the theme of the day as well as meditations and supplemental reading. In addition to meeting days each month, there will be opportunity for service both at Loyola and out in the community.
Jesus tells us that He is the meaning of life and that encountering His Sacred Heart – full of love for us – will fill our lives with abundant joy, happiness and peace. An encounter with God sets our hearts on fire and inspires us to love and serve God with our entire lives.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola will help facilitate this encounter. They consist of meditations, prayers, considerations, and contemplative practices to help your faith become more fully alive each day as you become aware of where God is moving in your life and learn to “listen” to God’s promptings.
This retreat series is for all young adults who want to live life to the fullest in peace and joy!
Young Adult Retreats
Young adults ages 18 - 39 are warmly invited to Loyola Jesuit Center for the first meeting of our Young Adult Ministry for 2019-2020. This group was formed last year to explore contemporary issues of faith and spirituality. We will meet at Loyola at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 8th, in the upstairs conference room (enter the main doors and go up the main flight of stairs). The suggested offering is $10. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided followed by an opening prayer led by Loyola's Fr. Tom Marciniak. After this opening prayer, Fr. Tom will begin a series of presentations connected to Bishop Robert Barron's book "Letters to a Suffering Church." Copies of this book can be provided for those who wish to have one.
After Father Tom's presentation there will be quiet time for prayer and reflection and you are welcome to go anywhere on the grounds. After a brief closing prayer and discussion of upcoming events at Loyola, we will conclude our meeting but for those who wish, we will go out for dinner together at GK's Red Dog Tavern, located at 1 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 (it is connected to The Madison Hotel) at approximately 5:30pm. Each person will pay for their own dinner.