Loyola Sponsored Retreats








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, New Year’s Eve Retreat and Special Ignatian Retreats on Specific Ignatian Themes. Loyola is also available to host other retreats.

Directed & Private Retreats

A directed or a private retreat offers a person time for prayer in silence.

In a directed retreat, a spiritual director is assigned to meet with the person daily. Together they explore the person’s experience of God. The spiritual director will offer encouragement and suggestions for prayer to help the person to enjoy God’s friendship and grow in it.  Mass is celebrated daily (except for the opening night).  Retreatants should arrive between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on the first day of the retreat for orientation and dinner.

In a private retreat, the person embraces the silence and serenity of Loyola to enjoy and to deepen his or her relationship with God, without the assistance of a spiritual director.

2018 – 2019

Directed and Private Retreat Dates

May 31 – June 8, 2018

Fee: $625 Directed/$575 Private

June 19 – 27, 2018

Fee: $625 Directed/$575 Private

July 17 – 25, 2018

Fee: $625 Directed/$575 Private

July 31 – August 8, 2018

Fee: $625 Directed/$575 Private 

September 30 – October 5, 2018

Fee:  $480 Directed/$430 Private

 Days of Prayer

Beginning Again in Prayer

March 26, 2018

Now is the Day of Salvation

May 7, 2018

Blessed are You Who Believe

Each Day of Prayer begins at 9:00am and includes:

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Mass. Fee: $40


Abiding in the Word Women’s Retreat

Facilitated by: Joy Aker


October 5-7, 2018

In John’s gospel we hear Jesus ask two disciples “What are you looking for?” – “Where are you staying” is their reply. Jesus invites “Come and See.” They do and they remain with him. Abiding in his word and taking his humanity seriously, is the door to a life of peace and joy. This weekend will reflect on dwelling with, and in Jesus, the Lord. Fee: $245


Holy Triduum Retreat

Death Could Not Hold Him

March 29 – April 1

Celebrate the Passion and Resurrection of our Savior with us! Our Triduum Retreat begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, includes a celebration of the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, and culminates with the Easter Vigil. This silent retreat will include four invitations to prayer. Fee: $295

March 26 – April 1

Those who want a longer retreat are invited to join our Holy Week Retreat, beginning on Monday, March 26. This silent retreat will include Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a daily invitation to prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Retreatants will continue their journey in the

Triduum Retreat. Fee: $560

Retreatants may also make a Private Retreat in silence during Holy Week. Fee: $510


Living the Fourth Retreat 

July 27 – 29, 2018

This is a YOUNG ADULT retreat for men and women aged 18 – 30 who have experienced a Kairos Retreat while in High School or College. The weekend will be a powerful and prayerful reminder of our life’s journey of faith.   Fee $195

Ignatian Leadership for Mission

August 14 – 19, 2018

ILM retreats focus on the graces of gratitude, healing, call, and co-laboring. The retreat format combines presentations, time for silent prayer and reflection, and group faith sharing. The retreat is open to anyone who seeks personal and spiritual growth in the Ignatian tradition. Fee $480


All things in this world are gifts of God,created for us,to be the means by which we can come to know him better,love him more surely,and serve him more faithfully.        St. Ignatius of Loyola