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 RetreatsPerson kneeling in prayer for 2016 2017 brochure

Directed Retreats offer an individual a time for prayerful reflection in an atmosphere of silence.  Each retreatant is assigned to a Spiritual Director, with whom they meet daily.  During their time together, the retreatant and director explore the retreatant’s journey with God.  The director will offer insight, encouragement, and suggested readings and material for spiritual growth.  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.

Private Retreats provide the opportunity for an individual to embrace the prayerful silence and serenity of Loyola and grow in their own relationship with God, without the assistance of a Spiritual Director.

Women kneeling before cross for brochure 2016 20172016 – 2017 Directed and Private Retreat Dates:

June 1 – 9, 2017 

Fee:  $625 Directed / $575 Private

June 20 – 28, 2017

Fee:  $625 Directed / $575 Private

July 6 – 15, 2017

Fee:  $625 Directed / $575 Private

August 11 – 19, 2017

Fee:  $625 Directed / $575 Private

September 11-15, 2017

Fee:  $400 Directed / $350 Private

November 12-17, 2017

Fee:  $480 Directed / $430 Private

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Summer Retreats

Guided Ignatian Retreat

“The Maternal Womb of Mercy”
July 20 – 23, 2017

Guest Director:  Fr. Frank Kaminski, S.J.
Fee:  $285


Eight Day Preached Retreat
“Our Pioneer, Jesus: Growing in Wisdom and Grace”
August 11 – 19, 2017

Guest Director:  Sr. Rea McDonnell, SSND
Fee:  $600


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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