WHAT IS A IGNATIAN RETREAT?
FIND GOD IN THE SILENCE
lgnatian Retreats, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, are also known as directed retreats. The heart of the lgnatian Retreat involves spending four or five prayer periods each day in meditation on scripture. Thus the real director of an lgnatian Retreat is the Holy Spirit.
The retreat is marked by a complete silence, as there are no common prayers or devotions outside of Mass and Exposition, and no social time as even the meals are taken in silence to continue the reflection and prayerful atmosphere. Retreatants journal about each of their prayer times and the movements that occurred there, so that when they meet with the director, they can be given guidance and appropriate scripture passages for their meditation. It is suggested to read Meditation and Contemplation by Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV to learn more on the lgnatian methods of meditating on Scripture.
See the schedule of upcoming retreats, or contact us to inquire about 4-Day, 8-Day and 30-Day Directed Ignatian Retreats.
We begin our retreat with a 7pm meeting and Holy Hour.
prayer, spiritual exercises, daily Mass and adoration, and daily meetings with a retreat director.