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.Read More About Us
Retreats and Programs
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.
June 1 – 9, 2017
June 20 – 28, 2017
July 6 – 14, 2017
August 11 – 19, 2017
September 11 – 15, 2017
November 12 – 17, 2017
For more information click here or call Barbara MacDonald at (301) 392-0801.
2017 Ignatian Weekend Retreat
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”
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.
Please note: Our Men and Women’s Spanish Retreat April 28-30 is the only Ignatian Weekend Retreat available for this retreat cycle.
Retreat Fee: $235
First Time Retreatants and/or Young Adult (30 and under) Fee: $185
Our 2017-2018 Ignatian Weekend Retreats will begin again in September. Our theme will be “Come, Follow Me!” Retreat weekend dates and more information will be available in July.
Come Aside and Rest Awhile
The Lord is alive and wants to be sought among the living. After having found him, each person is sent out by him to announce the Easter message, to awaken and resurrect hope in hearts burdened by sadness, in those who struggle to find meaning in life…. As joyful servants of hope, we must announce the Risen One by our lives and by our love.
Pope Francis, March 26, 2016
Guided Ignatian Retreat
“The Maternal Womb of Mercy”
July 20 – 23, 2017
Guest Director: Fr. Frank Kaminski, S.J.
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Eight Day Preached Retreat
“Our Pioneer, Jesus: Growing in Wisdom and Grace”
August 11 – 19, 2017
Guest Director: Sr. Rea McDonnell, SSND
For information call or email Barbara MacDonald at
(301) 392-0801 / email@example.com