Virtual Youth Retreats

Find God in This Moment

The Jesuit Spiritual Center's Youth Ministry team has developed a 2-Hour Live Facilitated retreat for young people. This program is designed for groups of up to 40 participants. Check out our video or continue reading.

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What is a Virtual Retreat?

A virtual retreat is a 2 hour live-facilitated program which involves many of the same elements you would find in a traditional retreat:

  • Witness Talks
  • Catechesis
  • Teaching on topics of Ignatian Spirituality
  • Individual Reflection
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Prayer

Who can participate in a Virtual Retreat?

Our virtual retreat program is designed for Youth Groups and School Groups of up to 40 participants at a time. 

The program is designed for use by religion teachers and campus ministers looking for a retreat opportunity for their students, or for parish Youth Ministers and Directors of Religious Education looking for an opportunity for their youth groups or confirmation candidates.

Key Themes

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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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Examen

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

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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.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We are currently offering this retreat program free of charge. We would ask that you consider making a free will donation to our retreat center to help support our ministry and our staff during this time. You can make a donation online here.

The 2-hour program consists of two 20-minute video segments broadcast live on our YouTube channel. These pre-recorded “large group” sessions deliver the content of the retreat and contain a mix of video segments to teach and guide students through reflection and prayer. Following each main session, students break out into their small groups, which are video conferences facilitated by our Youth Ministry staff using the Google Meet platform. These group discussion last roughly 30 minutes. The retreat concludes with a short 5 minute wrap-up video.

The theme of the retreat is “Finding God in All Things”.  We will explore the unique gift of Ignatian Spirituality which allows us to approach our current circumstances as an opportunity to encounter God. Although we are surrounded with much uncertainty in these times, we are being offered a chance for a renewed perspective of gratitude and hope.

This retreat takes place through the use of a computer, phone, tablet or other device that has an internet connection and a webcam. The retreat is conducted using two platforms, YouTube and Google Meet. Participants will be provided with a schedule that contains unique links to both the video sessions and the small group video conferences.

Participants should also have access to paper and pen/pencil for writing during the guided reflections and prayer experiences.

Each 2 hour retreat allows for up to 40 participants.  If your group is larger than 40 students, we will do our best to find an accommodation to meet your need.

Our current program has been designed with youth groups or school groups in mind. We are not currently accepting individual registrations for retreats.

Contact Us To Register Your Group

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Eric Nichols

Director of Youth Ministry

Phone: + 1 513 965 6988
Email: enichols@jesuitspiritualcenter.com