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.

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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:

April 10 – 16, 2017

Fee:  $560 Directed is FULL / $510 Private

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

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Days of Prayer

@ Loyola on the Potomac

   March 13 & April 10, 2017

Now God is My Strength

  May 8, 2017

Mary’s Grace is Ours

Each Day of Prayer begins with a continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.

Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.

Mass is celebrated at the end of each day.

Fee: $40



The Healing Power of Forgiveness

A Retreat for WomenCandle Heart

March 24 – 26, 2017

Facilitated by:  Joy Aker

Forgiveness is something we all struggle with.  We often forget that forgiveness is a journey and not a destination. It is a process for our own healing and well-being.  This retreat will help us find the grace and mercy of God’s love in our lives as we explore the journey to forgiveness. 

  • What Forgiveness is and is not.
  • Why do we forgive?
  • Forgiving Ourselves.
  • Forgiving Others.
  • When I can’t forgive.

Fee: $235

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Triduum Retreat

April 13 – 16, 2017

The Snare is Broken

Join us for a celebration of the Passion and Resurrection of our Savior.  Beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, retreatants journey on a quiet and reflective time throughout the Triduum culminating with the Easter Vigil. Fee: $295

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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