Financial hardship should not keep anyone from making a retreat. To request alternative payment arrangements or financial assistance, please call 404.255.0503. Please note that we cannot reserve your space in the interim. Thank you for your understanding.
What Happens on Retreat?
Most retreats at Ignatius House are weekend retreats. These begin with dinner, when you are encouraged to mingle and chat with fellow guests. After dinner and an orientation, you enter into silence for the duration of your stay.
Each day, your Retreat Director will offer various, 30-minute presentations — or “invitations to prayer” — about a spiritual 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 conversation” session with your Retreat Director to privately discuss a topic on your mind. A Catholic Mass is offered once during weekend retreats and daily during week-long retreats. Some retreats may also include art, yoga, mindfulness, or other activities. Your time at Ignatius House typically concludes close with a group session for optional sharing and discussion, followed by a social brunch.
Week-long or month-long retreats allow you to focus more deeply on God’s involvement in your life. Shorter options are available for those who can’t stay overnight: Half-day and single-day events offer a taste of Ignatian spirituality and a convenient break for guided prayer, generally ending mid-afternoon. Search for “days of reflection” in the calendar.
Click here to view a sample 2-night retreat schedule (may vary depending on the retreat).