Personally Directed Retreats
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.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. 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.
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)
- 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, a writing table and chair, a small closet, and a Bible. If you have special needs, please let us know when you register and we’ll make every effort to accommodate you.
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.
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.
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|May 11 – 18, 2018||Rebecca Bass; Richard Bollman, SJ; Joan Deiters, SC; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Roger Johannigman; Paul Macke, SJ; Antoinette Purcell, OSB; Fran Repka, RSM; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Dede Swinehart||Please call Mary Ellen 513.248.3500 ext. 10|
|June 8 – 15, 2018||Richard Bollman, SJ; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Dan Roche; Wanda Smith, RSM; Wanda Wetli, CSJ||Register Now|
|July 6 – 13, 2018||Richard Bollman, SJ; Antoinette Purcell, OSB; Dan Roche; Ann Vonder Meulen, OSF; Wanda Wetli, CSJ||Register Now|
|August 3 – 10, 2018||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||Richard Bollman, SJ; Tom Choquette; Anne Flanagan, SNDdeN; Paule Macke, SJ; Julie Murray; Helen O’Brien, OSU; Fran Repka, RSM; Dorothy Schuette, OSB; Donna Steffen, SC; Dede Swinehart||Register Now|
|December 2 – 9, 2018||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|