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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


Contact Lisa White (301) 392-0801 or lisa.white@loyolaretreat.org.

Loyola on the Potomac is currently seeking candidates to fill the following position: Part time Dining Service Utility worker 

Candidates must be comfortable working in the food service industry with duties including, but are not limited to, general cleaning, dishwashing, and food preparation. Must be a team player!  Applications can be picked up at the Retreat House during weekday business hours or by downloading the form from this link: employment application  

Call Dorothy Wells at (301) 392-0805 for additional information.  The position requires weekend and holiday work and flexible hours.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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:

May 31 – June 8, 2018

June 19 – 27, 2018

July 17 – 25, 2018

July 31 – August 8, 2018

September 30 – October 5, 2018

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


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:

“Come, Follow Me!”

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The life of a disciple of Jesus is a life of commitment. This life is at once beautiful and challenging. Difficulties often arise, whether from success or failure. Nevertheless, Jesus always calls us again. This retreat will invite us to hear Jesus’ call to us now, and to respond to it. The Ignatian weekend retreat is conducted in silence and includes generous amounts of time for personal prayer and reflection. The retreat is open to any adult who wants to grow in friendship with God through prayer. Welcome!

The weekend retreat fee is $245.

(For first-time retreatants and for retreatants up to 30 years of age, the fee is $195.)

For dates and more information about our Ignatian Weekend Retreat – “Come, Follow Me!” please click on the link below:


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Upon this Rock
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church
Matthew 16:18
Over the next 18 months our Main Chapel will be getting some tender loving care.  While the space, with it’s magnificent alter and breath-taking windows is a welcoming place to pray and worship, the years are taking their toll on it and some TLC is in order.  Please consider making a special one-time gift to the Upon This Rock Campaign as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary.  Our goal is to raise $60,000 for the project – we are at 28% of our goal already! Progress has been made, a new sound system has been installed.