Our Mission Statement

Loyola's mission is to serve men and women who are striving to be conscious of God's action in their lives and world. Inspired by the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, Loyola's ministry focuses on deepening faith and commitment to justice.

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Retreats and Programs

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Private and Directed Retreats

Space is set aside during certain periods for individuals desiring Directed (with a Spiritual Director) or Private (without a Spiritual Director) Retreats.  The cost of the retreat varies according to the length of the retreat.

Upcoming dates:

January 2 – 6, 2017

April 10 – 16, 2017 (Holy Week)

June 1 – 9, 2017

July 6 – 14, 2017

August 11 – 19, 2017

For more information click here or call Barbara MacDonald at (301) 392-0801.

2016 – 2017 Ignatian Weekend Retreats

 The Ignatian Weekend Retreat is conducted in silence and includes generous amounts of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deep relationship with God.  Each year the retreat focuses on a different theme. This year’s retreat is entitled:

“Entering into the Father’s Joy”

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In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus invites every disciple of every age into God’s loving embrace.  Through that embrace we enter into the Father’s joy, which transforms us.

This retreat invites us into the mystery of God’s action in our lives, relying on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and the spiritual wisdom of other Christian teachers of prayer.  The retreat is open to anyone who desires to grow in their relationship with God through prayer.


Retreat Fee:  $235 

First Time Retreatants and/or Young Adult (30 and under) Fee:  $185

Loyola partners with many Parish communities throughout the greater Metropolitan Area and beyond. A list of parishes that participate currently and their respective weekends can be found on our calendar. Please feel free to contact our office if your parish is on the list and you would like to be put in contact with your local Parish Retreat Captain. Again, please note that the Ignatian weekend experience is open to anyone – you do not have to be part of a Parish Group to come. All are welcome!


Day of Prayer


December 5, 2016

The Perfect Gift

facilitated by Kathleen Curtin

Each Day of Prayer begins with continental breakfast at 9:00a.m.

and concludes at 3:00p.m.  Lunch is served at 12:30p.m.

Mass is celebrated at the end of each day.

Fee:  $40

Contact Barbara MacDonald at reservations@loyolaretreat.org or register on-line.

A Loyola Saintly Tea

  Sunday, December 18th 

   3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Our Tea will include delicious assorted  finger sandwiches & dessert.

$20 per person

For more information and/or to R.S.V.P. please contact Lisa White at lisa.white@loyolaretreat.org or (301) 392-0819.


Holy Spirit for New Year's Eve Retreat

New Year’s Eve Retreat

 “Renewed in the Spirit!”

December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Dinner 6:00 p.m.

 Retreat Program 7:00 p.m.

Mass 11:00 p.m.

Special New Year’s Celebration at Midnight

 New Year’s Day begins with Prayer and Breakfast

Facilitated by:  Fr. Bill Noe, S.J.

Retreat Fee:  $110