Directed Retreats

directed1A directed retreat is an individually guided silent prayer experience in which the retreatant follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. Each retreatant is assigned a Spiritual Director with whom the retreatant meets daily for reflection and spiritual discernment. These retreats are for those who are experienced with sharing their interior life and with prior experience of spiritual direction. Loyola offers eight-day Directed Retreats during Holy Week and the summer months which includes daily Mass, Reconciliation, Sacrament of the Sick and plenty of time for private prayer. Directed retreats can also be scheduled on an individual basis throughout the year. Please call 973-539-0740 or email retreathouse@loyola.org to schedule a directed retreat.

Preached Retreats

Preached retreats consist of individuals who are on their own personal retreat, but are given talks by a retreat director each day to prepare and orient them for their own prayer and reflection. They follow the themes of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Preached retreats include daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick and plenty of time for private prayer. Loyola offers preached retreats during Holy Week and in the summer. Preached retreats are open to all without prior experience of spiritual direction.

Private Retreats

Private retreats are scheduled on an individual basis throughout the year. Retreatants may come to be in silence and pray on their own with the option to participate in daily Mass. Also, retreatants may request a Director and enjoy a private Directed Retreat as described above.  Please call 973-539-0740 or email retreathouse@loyola.org to schedule a Private retreat.

 

Week-long Summer Directed Retreats

July 5 – 12, 2019 – WEEK-LONG SUMMER DIRECTED RETREAT

A directed retreat is an individually guided silent prayer experience in which the retreatant follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God's personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures.  Each retreatant is assigned a Spiritual Director with whom the retreatant meets daily for reflection and spiritual discernment.  

Retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am.  Retreat includes individual daily meeting with a Spiritual Director, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick and plenty of time for private prayer.  

 

July 28 – August 4, 2019 – WEEK-LONG SUMMER DIRECTED RETREAT

A directed retreat is an individually guided silent prayer experience in which the retreatant follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God's personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures.  Each retreatant is assigned a Spiritual Director with whom the retreatant meets daily for reflection and spiritual discernment.  

Retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am.  Retreat includes individual daily meeting with a Spiritual Director, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick and plenty of time for private prayer.  

Week-long Summer Preached Retreats

July 12 – 18, 2019 – WEEK-LONG SUMMER PREACHED RETREAT

Led by:  Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Preached retreats consist of individuals who are on their own personal retreat, but are given talks by a retreat director each day to prepare and orient them for their own prayer and reflection. They follow the themes of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Preached retreats include daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick and plenty of time for private prayer. Loyola offers preached retreats during Holy Week and in the summer. Preached retreats are open to all without prior experience of spiritual direction.

Retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am. Group talks orienting your prayer are given each day. The retreat includes daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick, and plenty of time for private prayer.

Holy Week Retreats

April 14 – 21, 2019 – HOLY WEEK DIRECTED RETREAT

Retreat includes individual daily meeting with a spiritual director, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Sick, and plenty of time for private prayer. Retreatants should arrive after 4:00pm on Palm Sunday; departure after breakfast Easter Sunday, around 10:00am.

Reconciliation
Thursday - 3:00pm
Solemn Liturgies
Holy Thursday - 7:30pm
Good Friday - 3:00pm
Easter Vigil - 8:00pm
Easter Sunday - 7:30am

April 17 – 21, 2019 – HOLY WEEK PREACHED SACRED TRIDUUM RETREAT

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

During these holiest days of the Christian year we enter more deeply into the saving events that have given us abundant new life in Christ. In an atmosphere of retreat silence there will be presentations for your prayer and reflection. We will celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week as a community of Easter faith. There will be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as an invitation to walk the Stations of the Cross. What wondrous love is this!!!  Retreatants should arrive after 4:00pm on the Wednesday before Easter; departure after breakfast Easter Sunday, around 10:00am.

Reconciliation
Thursday - 3:00pm
Solemn Liturgies
Holy Thursday - 7:30pm
Good Friday - 3:00pm
Easter Vigil - 8:00pm
Easter Sunday - 7:30am