4-Day Ignatian Retreat Nov. 4-7, 2021
8-Day Ignatian Retreat Nov. 4-11 2021
With Matt Simmons and Fr. Gary Coulter
What is the Silent Directed Ignatian Retreat for Men or Women?
Ignatian Retreats, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, are also known as directed retreats. The heart of the Ignatian Retreat involves spending four or five prayer periods each day in meditation on scripture. Thus the real director of an Ignatian 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 Ignatian methods of meditating on Scripture.
The Silent Directed Ignatian Retreat will begin with a 7 PM meeting and then Holy Hour on opening night, check-in from 6-7 PM. You will sign-up for daily individual meetings with your retreat director. The retreat ends with a shared lunch on the final day of the retreat.
Please consider giving your director a personal gift (tip stipend) for his time. You can give cash or check to him personally or anonymously by credit card below the registration options.
We want our retreats to be accessible to everyone, please consider an additional donation, or contact the Retreat House to inquire about financial assistance or if your parish pays part of the cost. If the retreat you’re interested is full, contact us to be put on a waiting list. A few double rooms are available upon request. Airport transportation to/from LNK or OMA is also available upon request.