Silent Spiritual Retreats

Near Atlanta and a world away…

Take a silent getaway to unplug, break from daily routine, and focus on what’s most important in this world – your own authenticity and well-being. Spiritual retreats at Ignatius House give you the space and solitude to focus on who your Creator made you to be – not just your best self, but your truest self.

Ignatius House offers spiritual retreats inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish nobleman recognized as a Catholic saint for his simple-yet-powerful, five-step method for daily reflection that has been improving lives since the 16th century.

“The greatest teacher is silence. To come out of interior silence and to practice its radiance, its love, its concern for others, its submission to God’s will, its trust in God – even in tragic situations – is the fruit of living from your inmost center, from the contemplative space within.”

– Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O.

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Prayerful Contemplation

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The Ignatian Year

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1-Night Retreat for Black Women: “I Found God In Myself”

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Turn-In Tour

ONLINE Workshop: Ignatian Discernment & Decision-Making

Advent Day of Reflection

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Friday Mass

2-Night Women’s Retreat: A Journey To The Manger

2-Night Women’s Retreat: A Journey To The Manger

2-Night Women’s Retreat: A Journey To The Manger

Mass – Retreatants Only

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Advent Day of Reflection

Turn-In Tour

Advent Day of Reflection

Yoga Day of Reflection: Discernment in Motion – Exploring Shame

Friday Mass

2-Night Advent Retreat

2-Night Advent Retreat

2-Night Advent Retreat

Mass – Retreatants Only

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Day of Reflection: Art and your Meditative Practice

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7th Annual “Atlanta Prays” – Day of Reflection

Friday Mass

2-Night Recovery Retreat: Carry the Message (AA Steps 11-12)

2-Night Recovery Retreat: Carry the Message (AA Steps 11-12)

2-Night Recovery Retreat: For those Affected by the Addictions of Others

2-Night Recovery Retreat: Carry the Message (AA Steps 11-12)

2-Night Recovery Retreat: For those Affected by the Addictions of Others

Mass – Retreatants Only

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Turn-In Tour

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Closed for the Christmas Holiday

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3-Night Year-End Retreat

3-Night Year-End Retreat

3-Night Year-End Retreat

3-Night Year-End Retreat

Friday Mass

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Sunset over the Chattahoochee

Peace and Quiet

Ignatius House offers 20 acres of lush and secluded forest along the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta.

  • 1.5 miles of trails
  • Riverfront views
  • Private decks, gazebos
  • Indigenous trees, plants, and wildlife
  • St. Ignatius Chapel
  • Outdoor Stations of the Cross
  • 24-hour library and small chapel
  • Perfect environment for prayer and reflection

Overnight Guests Can Expect

Private room + private bath

Wholesome, chef-prepared meals

Unscripted time to rest

Sacred Silence + Optional Discussions

Guided, prayerful reflections

Closing brunch

Spiritual Direction

During or Apart from a Retreat…

Meet with a Spiritual Director for private conversation while on retreat or monthly at Ignatius House. Spiritual Directors are companions in prayer who listen, help you become aware of how God is working in your life, and discern how positive or negative feelings may relate to God’s action. Among the Spiritual Directors at Ignatius House are Jesuit priests, theologians, and men and women who have struggled with, discerned, and matured in faith. All Spiritual Directors have completed the Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion. Watch the video above then discover more.