Ignatian Weekend Retreats

A Silent Ignatian Retreat is an opportunity for personal reflection and prayer.  It is a time of rest and silence to refresh and experience the divine encounter with God.  It allows you time away to reflect on where God is at work in your life and in the world.  These retreats are rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola directed by a certified spiritual director who provides a series of presentations designed to assist you with your meditation, reflection and spiritual journey.

Come and Find Rest

We provide spiritual retreats and sacred space for prayer and discernment where people of all walks of life are encouraged to experience a deeper relationship with God.

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Spiritual Exercise

Retreats include personal prayer, opportunities for Morning Prayer, Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Rosary, Healing Service and Spiritual Direction.

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Examen

God is found in our experiences. During each retreat, the Examen is offered as a process to reflect on our daily experiences with God.

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Silence

Often in our busy world we struggle to hear God’s voice. Silence deepens our spiritual life, and enables us to listen to the presence of God within ourselves.

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Discernment

Retreatants deepen their relationship with God through their own freedom of choice, whether making a major life decision or finding a new perspective on a certain situation.

2020-2021 Retreats

For more information or to register for a retreat, click on the date or theme.

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August 28 – 30, 2020

Keith Muccino, SJTo Grow in Faith We Must Know Our FaithPassion Week

September 18 – 20, 2020

Fr. Paul Macke, SJ | Stephen  Poat Seeds of New HopeSorrowful Mother| St. Joseph

October 16 – 18, 2020

Paul Mueller, SJGuide Us to Thy Perfect LightSt. Anthony | Judge Keefe

October 23 – 25, 2020

Kevin Schneider, SJFinding God in All ThingsSt. Peter | Immaculate Conception | St. Timothy | St. Michael

January 8 – 10, 2021

 Kevin Schneider, SJFinding God in All ThingsSt. Aloysius Gonzaga

January 15 – 17, 2021

Fr. Paul Macke, SJ | Stephen  Poat Seeds of New HopeThe Saints

January 22 – 24, 2021

Richard Bollman, SJMeeting Jesus with the Men of the GospelsInfant of Prague | Pope St. John XXIII | St. Francis of Assisi

January 29 – 31, 2021

Peter Fennessy, SJ

Wisdom from the East: Spirituality of Icons

St. Francis Xavier

February 12 – 14, 2021

Jeff Putthoff, SJFinding Our WholenessSt. Elizabeth

February 12 – 13, 2021

Nathan Wendt, SJA Discerning LoveSt. Xavier High School Alumni

February 19 – 21, 2021

Brad Held, SJThe Mountaintop: The Place Where God DwellsPope Paul VI

March 5 – 7, 2021

Fr. Bill Murphy, SJSpiritual Exercises: Your Prayer in High DefinitionCardinal Bernardin

March 26 – 28, 2021

Fr. Chris Wittmann, SMMary as a Model of Faith for MenPassion Week | Immaculate Conception
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August 14 – 16, 2020Michael Sparough, SJ

Teach Us to Pray – Ignatian Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

Children of Mary | Mary Reparatrix
October 30 – November 1,  2020Dede Swinehart |  Katie StallingRoll Away the Stone…See the Power of GodWomen’s Journey
March 12 – 14, 2021Jim Kubicki, SJHow to be Merciful as Jesus is MercifulChildren of Mary | Mary Reparatrix
April 9 – 11, 2021TBD Women’s Journey
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April 1 – 3, 2021Peter Fennessy, SJIf We Die with Him, We will also Live with HimHoly Week

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Retreats begin with dinner on the first day and conclude after lunch on the final day (typically 6pm Friday to 1pm Sunday)

We offer a variety of retreats that meet individual needs. Depending upon the retreat you select, it may include instructional presentations, designated time for silence, prayer, and meditation, and sacramental opportunities and communal prayer.

  • Personal Spiritual resources (ie. Bible, journal, or reflective book)
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries (ie. toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, razor, shaving cream, brush or comb)
  • Appropriate clothes for your walk to and from the bathroom and shower room
  • Comfortable informal clothing(we recommend clothes that can be layered, especially during the cool months)
  • Comfortable shoes for walking our grounds
  • Gym shoes for our exercise room

The bedrooms provide a sink,  writing table and chair, small closet, and  Bible. There are shared bathrooms and shower rooms.  If you have a special need, please let us know when you register and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Meals at Jesuit Spiritual Center are served in our common dining rooms. Our kitchen staff takes great pride in providing nutritious meals. We can accommodate most special dietary needs you may have, with prior notification.

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5361 S. Milford Rd. Milford, OH 45150

(513) 248-3500 ext. 10