Retreat Formats

Classes & Series

A variety of classes, book clubs, and other series are offered throughout the year– usually on weeknights for 1-2 hours after work or school. A class may meet once while a series generally meets for 6-13 weeks. Topics include interfaith studies, mindfulness meditation, and more. Search the calendar for “Enrichment.”

Half-day & Single-day

Half-day sessions are mini retreats to help you rebalance amidst a busy schedule. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. with light breakfast, include a guided talk and time for silence, and conclude before lunch. Examples include “Parents’ Morning Out” to help busy parents a break to exhale, with complimentary childcare by Holy Spirit Preschool.

A single-day retreat, or “Day of Reflection” dives into a narrow topic of interest. Spiritual topics may be seasonal, related to a leading figure, or designed for a demographic group. Events typically begin at 9 a.m. with light breakfast, include multiple guided talks, time for silence or a relevant activity, lunch, and conclude mid-afternoon.

Search the calendar for “Day of Reflection.”

Weekend

Quiet down with a two-night or three-night retreat and examine where God is at work in the world and your life. Directed by a certified spiritual director who provides opportunities for meditation and reflection.

Retreats begin on Thursday or Friday evening with a social reception, dinner, and overview by your Retreat Director. Silence begins after dinner. Each day offers 3-4 “invitations to prayer,” or 30-minute talks, when your Retreat Director presents a topic for reflection. The remaining time each day is yours to rest, read, pray, journal or simply enjoy the silence. Retreats conclude with Sunday Mass and a social brunch.

Semi-silent retreats, mindfulness , and yoga retreats may follow a different schedule.

Week-long

Embrace extended silence and solitude over 5 or 8 nights. Meet each day with your retreat director to tailor prayer and time to your needs. Offered at specific times of the year. Search the calendar for 5-night or 8-night retreat, and complete an application.

Month-long

Complete the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola during a 30-day retreat. Spend a month in serene silence at Ignatius House and meet daily with a spiritual director for personalized guidance. Offered at specific times of the year. Search the calendar for “30-day retreat” or call us to schedule the right time for you. By application.

Individually Directed

Customize a retreat length to your needs by requesting an “individually directed retreat.” Typically these range from longer than a weekend to less than one month in length. Meet daily with a spiritual director for personalized guidance. By application.

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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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