LoyolaYoungAdultsOur 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

June 25 – 27, 2021 – YOUNG ADULT RETREAT – “The Gift of Desperation”

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

All COVID safety protocols will be followed.  Click here to see our COVID safety guidelines. 

Retreat Director:  Karen Florance, Fr. Tom Marciniak, S.J., & Fr. Bogumil Misiuk

As we look back on the year 2020 and take stock of our present situation, can we find something to be thankful for? Can the Gift of Desperation move our hearts to Radical Gratitude? Do we believe that every aspect of our daily lives and of world events, even a pandemic, is “somehow” a blessing from God, a reason for gratitude, an opportunity to become more loving persons? What does gratitude look like in our time and place for the struggling disciple who truly desires to deepen his or her faith life / spirituality?
Come, join us for a weekend retreat for Young Adults (ages 21-35) here at Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, New Jersey. There will be presentations for prayerful reflection and prayer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday. A special Way of the Cross will be prayed in the footsteps of St. Joseph as we honor him during this year. As the retreat builds grace upon grace, faith-sharing will take place Saturday evening for those who wish. Let’s ponder our brokenness, the Gift of Desperation, which can lead us to the Grace of Radical Gratitude.