Personally Directed Retreats
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 guidance of a personal conference each day. Whether you are searching for a new way of knowing God that is real and personal, wanting to deepen and refresh your faith, or may be at a crossroad and seeking direction, come and listen to your hopes, your heart, and the word of God, as God comes to speak within you.
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.Register for Your Retreat >
What is a Personally Directed Retreat?
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. Each retreatant will meet with a Spiritual Director who serves as a companion on their week-long journey listening, responding and supporting them throughout their retreat. 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.
Register for an Upcoming Retreat
|October 6 – 13, 2023 8-day retreat | $840||Amy Hoover; Roger Johannigman; Todd Long; Paul Macke, SJ; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Donna Steffen, SC; Wanda Wetli, CSJ||Register Now|
|December 1 – 8, 2023 8-day retreat | $840||Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Stacy Hennessy; Paul Macke, SJ; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Dan Roche; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Donna Steffen, SC||Register Now|
Most frequent questions and answers
6:30 Dinner with Conversation
7:30 Welcome and Orientation
8:00 Conference Talk 1 followed by Mass
7:45 Morning Prayer
8:00 Breakfast in Silence
8:45 Group Photo
9:00 Conference Talk 2
9:45 Quiet Prayer & Reflection
10:15 Stations of the Cross
11:00 Conference Talk 3
11:30 Quiet Prayer & Reflection
12:00pm Lunch in Silence
12:30 – 1:45 Individual Spiritual Direction
2:00 Conference Talk 4
3:15 Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:45 Dinner in Silence
6:45 Conference Talk 5
7:15 Quiet Prayer & Reflection
8:00 Healing Service followed by Exposition
and All-night Adoration
8:00 Breakfast in Silence
9:00 Conference Talk 6
11:45 Lunch with Conversation
12:30pm End of Retreat
*Retreat schedule is subject to change.
Retreats are directed by an experienced retreat master who provides a series of presentations designed to assist you with your prayer, reflection, and spiritual journey.
Our Ignatian Weekend Retreats are silent retreats. 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.
In addition to the presentations and silence, you will have the opportunity to participate in Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Healing Service, and Spiritual Direction.
- Personal Spiritual resources (i.e., Bible, Journal, or reflection materials)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
- Eye mask and/or earplugs
- Shower shoes
- Sweater or jacket
- Chair cushion, pillow, and/or throw blanket
- Special shampoo or soap
Each bedroom has a sink, writing table, chair, small closet, and a bible.
There are three communal wash rooms in the retreat house. Each wash rooms has private bathrooms, shower stalls, and dressing rooms.
Meals at Jesuit Spiritual Center are served in our beautiful 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.