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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

EXPERIENCE GOD’S TRANSFORMING LOVE THROUGH THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF SAINT IGNATIUS LOYOLA

 

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola provide a way to experience the transforming love of God in our hearts and lives. Ignatius, in his wisdom, saw the importance of offering the Exercises in a variety of ways.  Depending on one’s life circumstances, retreatants can choose one of the following ways to journey through the Spiritual Exercises.

 

RETREAT IN EVERY DAY LIFE - (19th Annotation Retreat)

 

St. Ignatius recognized that not everyone who desired to make the Spiritual Exercises could do so in a 30 Day retreat situation.  The19th Annotation Retreat is offered to those who, because of other circumstances and responsibilities, cannot dedicate thirty days apart in a retreat setting.  People of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions have benefited from this type of retreat which can strengthen the habit of regular prayer, teach a greater facility in discernment and help to integrate daily life and prayer.  Retreatants commit to at least 45-60 minutes of prayer time every day with materials from the Spiritual Exercises and meet for an hour a week with a director. This retreat usually spans a six to eight month period or longer.        

 

Determine dates with retreat director

Cost: $ 600 - $ 960 (Sliding Scale)

Optimal beginning time frame would be September or October

 

SERIES OF SEVEN DAY RETREATS

 

The Spiritual Exercises can also be experienced through a series of 7 Day retreats, each retreat covering the materials of one of the four Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises. Retreatants meet with a director on a daily basis and commit to the prayer materials of the specific Week of the Exercises for that retreat. These retreats can be made within one year or over a period of several years.

 

Determine dates with retreat director

Cost: $ 720 (per retreat)

 

 

 

For application materials and information for one of these retreats, please contact our registrar,

Melinda Leonowitz 

 

Retreats & Programs | Directed Retreats