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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises (page 1)

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius may be done in the form of a thirty-day silent retreat.  This individually directed retreat is for those who wish to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through the full-time, month-long experience of the Spiritual Exercises.  The 30-day retreatant is guided by an experienced spiritual director who meets with the retreatant daily through the month.  It is important that an individual who undertakes a retreat of this magnitude is ready for and committed to the undertaking, as it is a major investment of time and energy for both retreatant and director.  Individuals interested in making the Spiritual Exercises in this format are expected to have experience with at least one Ignatian directed retreat and to be committed to daily prayer and meditation and regular spiritual direction.

 An application process, including references, is required.  To get more information and to request application materials, please contact our registrar Melinda Leonowitz at mleonowitz@jesuitcenter.org or 610-670-3642.  Registration is limited.  Deadline for application is March 1, 2018.  After this date applications will be considered only if spaces are still available.

 

 Arrival: 4:00 - 5:45 PM on June 29 / Departure: 9:00 AM on August 1 / Cost: $2,880 / Deposit: $1,440    

 

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“As disciples, we do not receive the gift of God’s love for our personal consolation…

We are simply men and women touched and transformed by the joy of God’s love, who cannot keep this experience just to ourselves.”  

From Pope Francis’s message for the 54th World day of Prayer for Vocations, 2017.

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The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (19th Annotation Retreat)  

 

St. Ignatius recognized that not everyone who desires to make the Spiritual Exercises can do so in a 30-day retreat situation.  The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (19th Annotation Retreat) is offered to those who, because of other circumstances and responsibilities, cannot dedicate thirty days apart in a retreat setting. People of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions have benefited from this type of retreat, which can strengthen the habit of regular prayer, teach a greater facility in discernment, and help to integrate daily life and prayer.  Retreatants commit to at least 45-60 minutes of prayer time every day with materials from the Spiritual Exercises and meet for an hour a week (or every other week) with a director.  This retreat usually spans a six to eight month period.  The retreat may be begun at any time, but optimally would begin in September or October.  The exact dates should be determined with the retreat director.  

 

An application process is required.  Cost is based on a sliding scale and depends on the frequency of meetings. To get more information and to request an application, please contact our registrar Melinda Leonowitz at mleonowitz@jesuitcenter.org or 610-670-3642.  Deadline for a start this fall is September 8, 2017.

 

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