Why make a retreat?
A retreat is a time to come away from our ordinary activities, to rest, pray, and invite God to renew our spirits. It is an opportunity to gain perspective and to find new meaning for our lives. Loyola on the Potomac offers a variety of retreat experiences: Individually Directed Retreats, Private Retreats, Days of Prayer, Holy Week Triduum Retreat, Parish-Based Weekend Retreats, Full Spiritual Exercises (30 days) and Special Ignatian Retreats on Specific Ignatian Themes. Loyola is also available to host other retreats.
What is a directed/private retreat?
A directed retreat is a concentrated period of time in which we focus our whole attention on our relationship with God. It can last anywhere from 3 to 8 days. The retreatant meets with a spiritual director once each day, and through their sharing, the Director offers guidance from scripture or other materials for the day’s prayer. An attitude of silence is maintained during the retreat. Time is spent in prayer, reflection, spiritual reading and communing with God in nature. Directed retreats are available on dates listed below. One can sign up for any or all of the dates within a given period. The suggested offering is for the full number of days listed. Offering varies according to number of days attended. Those wishing to make a private retreat WITHOUT DIRECTION are also welcome.
Directed/Private Retreat Dates 2013
April 8-12 (Suggested offering $370) click here to register
May 28 – June 5 (Suggested offering $570) click here to register
June 18 – 26 (Suggested offering $570) click here to register
July 16 – 24 (Suggested offering$570) click here to register
August 1-9 (Suggested offering $570) click here to register
Special Retreat Programs:
What is a day of prayer?
These one-day retreats begin with coffee & pastry around 9:00am and conclude at 3:00pm. The day includes Mass and an introduction to prayer given by the retreat staff, with ample time for personal prayer & reflection. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available. Suggested Offering for each day: $40
Days of Prayer 2013:
February 25, 2013: “No One Has Greater Love.” click here to register
What is the Holy Week Triduum retreat?
These days of retreat provide silence & solitude for entering more deeply into the mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, & resurrection. The retreat centers on the rich liturgies of the Sacred Triduum. Introductions to prayer & other devotions are also provided.
Summer Guided Retreat – “Come Away to the River”
An 8-day Guided Retreat (with a weekend option)
Spiritual Guide: Patrick Cleary-Burns
Come away to spend time with Our God – who is Creator, Community and who became Fully Human – using the portions of the Spiritual Exercises that are the fruit of Ignatius’ mystical gifts. Next we will explore our call to love like Our God loves and the ways that the Spirit sustains us on our journey.
August 1-9, 2013 – Suggested Offering: 4 days ($285) 8 Days ($565) click here to register