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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 2015

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:

March 30 – April 5, 2015 (Holy Week)

May 26 – June 3

June 15 – 23

July 13 – 21

August 4 – 12

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

2014 – 2015 Ignatian Weekend Retreat

Based on the methodology and content of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this retreat is conducted in an atmosphere of prayerful 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:

Retreat ICON“Behold the Face of God”

This theme invites our retreatants to explore the Ignatian Principles of being  “Contemplatives in Action” and “Finding God in all Things.”

The invisible God is made visible through his creative work. Everything is made and continues in existence by God’s creative/ salvific work in Christ (John 1: 1-18). By seeing what God does, we come to know who he is. All that we see is a reflection of God,  leads us to God and yet God is not contained in or limited to any created thing. The retreat helps us to deepen our ability to see and understand with the eyes of Faith.

The retreat is open to anyone who desires to grown in their relationship with God through prayer. 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!

Our Ignatian Retreat Seasons run from September until April.  We still have openings for our Women’s Retreat – April 10-12.


Retreat Fee:  $235 

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


Day of Prayer

Our Day of Prayer begins with coffee, fruit, juice and pastries and includes a lunch. During the day our retreatants are invited to spend time in quiet meditation reflecting on the theme for the day.

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Marian Day of Prayer

Monday, May 11, 2015

“Most Blessed Are You!”

 Confessions are offered and there is a celebration of the Eucharist.

Retreat Fee: $40

Triduum Retreat

April 2 – 5, 2015

“Washed In the Blood of the Lamb”


Join us for a celebration of the Passion and Resurrection of our Savior.  Beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, retreatants journey on a quiet and reflective time throughout the Triduum culminating with the Easter Vigil.

This retreat is led by Father Frank Kaminski, S.J.

Retreat Fee:  $285

To register click here or contact Barbara MacDonald at reservations@loyolaretreat.org.


Prohet Priest and KingSummer Preached Retreat


Loyola on the Potomac

 July 15 – 19, 2015

 “Prophet, Priest and King”

Facilitated by: Father Paul McCarren, S.J.

 At your baptism, you were anointed: “Prophet, Priest and King.”  Join Father Paul and explore how these roles are carried out in our lives today.  The retreat will include group conferences, time for personal prayer and reflection, daily Eucharist, and the opportunity for one on one consultation.

Retreat Fee: $385

For more information please contact Barbara MacDonald at (301) 392-0801.