Personally Directed Retreats


What is a Personally Directed Retreat?

Take a step into God’s presence to pray, listen, reflect.  Enter the silence. Personally Directed Retreats provide an environment  to meet the spiritual and personal needs of the individual. This is a time to grow at one’s own pace and schedule, with the help of a personal conference each day. Listen to your hopes, your heart, and the word of God, as God comes to speak within you.  A retreat of this kind can be a great help through personal changes, decision making, or just deepening and refreshing your faith.


Rooted in the Gospel and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Personally Directed Retreat has been a part of the Jesuit tradition at Milford for more than forty years.  You will be praying in community with others, but on your own schedule, following the needs and hopes you have brought.  The Spiritual Director serves as a reflective listener and journeys with the retreatant to help pay attention to his/her relationship with God. The time away includes daily liturgy, and other activities designed to deepen one’s awareness, such as journaling, reading, working with art materials, listening to music, resting, or walking  our 37-acre grounds.

Retreatants are encouraged to take advantage of the full seven day experience, though they may choose to come for a shorter time.

Register for an Upcoming PDR Retreat:
October 6-13, 2017 Directors: Richard Bollman, SJ; Tom Choquette; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Donna Steffen, SC; Dorothy  Schuette, OSB; Paul Macke, SJ; Ann Vonder Meulen, OSF

THIS RETREAT IS FULL – PLEASE CALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST

December 3-10, 2017 Directors: Richard Bollman, SJ; Anne Flanagan, SNDeN; Carol Mitchell; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Fran Repka, RSM; Dan Roche; Wanda Wetli, CSJ REGISTER NOW
May 11 – 18, 2018 Directors: Dick Anderson, SJ; Rebecca Bass; Richard Bollman, SJ; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Roger Johannigman; Paul Macke, SJ; Antoinette Purcell, OSB; Fran Repka, RSM; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Dede Swinehart Register Now
June 8 – 15, 2018 Directors: Barbara Bir, OSU; Richard Bollman, SJ; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Dan Roche; Wanda Smith, RSM; Wanda Wetli, CSJ Register Now
July 6 – 13, 2018 Directors: Barbara Bir, OSU; Richard Bollman, SJ; Antoinette Purcell, OSB; Dan Roche; Ann Vonder Meulen, OSF; Wanda Wetli, CSJ Register Now
August 3 – 10, 2018 Directors: Rebecca Bass; Richard Bollman, SJ; Marilyn Kaiser; Carol Mitchell; Wanda Smith, RSM; Donna Steffen, SC; Ann Vonder Meulen, OSF Register Now
October 5 – 12, 2018 Directors: Richard Bollman, SJ; Tom Choquette; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Fran Repka, RSM; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Donna Steffen, SC; Dede Swinehart Register Now
December 2 – 9, 2018 Directors: Richard Bollman, SJ; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Marilyn Kaiser; Paul Macke, SJ; Carol Mitchell; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Wanda Wetli, CSJ Register Now

Please call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10 for more information.