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Put 'Peace & Quiet' on Your Calendar

Why Make a Silent Retreat?

If you are yearning to unplug, be still, and pause your daily routine — if just for a day or a weekend — then Ignatius House is for you.

Our offerings are designed to allow you to break away into silence for a few hours, a few days, or longer. Silence is more than not speaking. It is a putting aside the distractions of the world with intentional space for the Divine to permeate. The Jesuit Walter Burghardt called this “a long, loving look at the real.” What can you hear when nothing else is in the way?

Discover how Ignatian spirituality can be useful for busy parents, when changing or building new careers, when grieving and recovering, or when you simply want to grow closer to your creator. Come for a day or stay overnight and rediscover who God made you to be.

What Happens on Retreat?

Most retreats at Ignatius House are weekend retreats. These begin with a welcome reception and dinner, when you are encouraged to mingle and chat with fellow guests. After dinner, you enter into silence for the duration of your stay.

Each day, your Retreat Director will offer four, 30-minute presentations — “invitations to prayer” — about a theme. You generally listen in silence. Presentations may end with a question for you to contemplate or journal about during your free time. How you spend the rest of your time is up to you – napping, reading, hiking, journaling, or praying. You may choose to attend a one-on-one “spiritual direction” session with your Retreat Director to discuss a topic on your mind.

Weekend retreats close with a group session for optional sharing and discussion, Sunday Mass, and a social brunch.

Half-day and single-day events offer a taste of Ignatian spirituality and a convenient break for guided prayer. Week-long or month-long retreats allow you to focus more deeply on God’s involvement in your life.

“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

Begin Your Silent Getaway

Let us help you choose the right retreat experience.

Staff can assist with choosing the right retreat, understanding what to expect, making payment arrangements or other questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you.

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