Directed Retreats

Directed RetreatA 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.

 

Holy Week Retreats

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 

Week-long Directed Retreats

June 27 – July 4, 2021 – SUMMER DIRECTED RETREAT

OFFERED ON-SITE AND VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

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.  The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am.  The 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.

August 1 – 8, 2021 – SUMMER DIRECTED RETREAT

OFFERED ON-SITE AND VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

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.  The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am.  The 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.

August 15 – 22, 2021 – SUMMER DIRECTED RETREAT

OFFERED ON-SITE AND VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

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.  The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm and ends after breakfast and Mass on the last day, approximately 10am.  The 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 5 – 11, 2021 – SUMMER PREACHED RETREAT – The Spiritual Decision- The Beginning of True Discipleship

Retreat Leader:  Steve Pugliese, S.J.

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? In order to live our lives as God desires for us, we must first make these Spiritual Decisions and then act on them. Literally everything depends on it. 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?  As Moses said to the people, "I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now, choose life!" Deut 30:19 Why do so many choose death? It is because they have never made a spiritual decision. It takes great courage and great strength and always through faith in God's grace.