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 are a spiritual center providing a tranquil environment 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.



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



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.



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.

2018-2019 Retreats

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

September 21-23, 2018Brad Held, SJThe Mountaintop: The Place Where God DwellsSorrowful Mother
October 19-21, 2018Peter Fennessy, SJPraying the Spiritual Exercises with ArtSt. Anthony / Judge Keefe
October 26-28, 2018Paul Macke, SJLetting God Find Us in All ThingsSt. Peter / IC / St. Timothy
January 4-6, 2019Jeff Putthoff, SJFinding Our (w)Holiness.  The Ignatian Rules for Discernment In Action

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

January 11-13, 2019Richard Bollman, SJJesus with the Laymen of His DayThe Saints
January 18-20, 2019Paul Macke, SJLetting God Find Us in All ThingsInfant of Prague

January 20-22, 2019 

David Shields, SJDining in the Kingdom of God: Sharing Mealtime with Jesus in the Gospel of LukeSt. Francis of Assisi

January 25-27, 2019

Keith Muccino, SJGrowing in Faith Comes Through Knowing Your FaithSt. Francis Xavier

February 15-17, 2019

David Shields, SJDining in the Kingdom of God: Sharing Mealtime with Jesus in the Gospel of LukeSt. Elizabeth

February 15-16, 2019

Terry Baum, SJDo We Pray as We OughtSt. Xavier High School Alumni

February 22-24, 2019

Paul Macke, SJLetting God Find Us in All ThingsPope Paul VI

March 1-3, 2019

Pat Fairbanks, SJAMDG: How to Live for the Greater Glory of GodCardinal Bernardin

April 12-14, 2019

Matt Linn, SJHealing Our Relationships on the Road to JerusalemPassion Week

September 20-22, 2019

Pete Etzel, SJWho is the Man I Want to Be?Sorrowful Mother

October 18-20, 2019

Dave Shields, SJDining in the Kingdom of God: Sharing Mealtime with Jesus in the Gospel of LukeSt. Anthony / Judge Keefe

October 25-27, 2019

Brian Taber, SJResponding to the Call of ChristSt. Peter/Immaculate Conception

September 21-22, 2018

John Quigley, OFM | Lisa BernheiselCreation – God’s Manifestation of Love 

January 6-8, 2019

Paul Macke, SJLetting God Find Us in All ThingsMary Reparatrix
March 8-10, 2019Paul Macke, SJ | Mary McKeonJourneying with JesusChildren of Mary

April 18-20, 2019

Dave Meconi, SJWalking to Calvary with ChristHoly Week Retreat

November 1-3, 2019

Bro. Mickey McGrathJourney with the Saints 

March 29-31, 2019

Michael Sparough, SJ | Geralyn & Tom SparoughGrowing in Love


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