God’s Abiding Love Retreat
A one-week-long individually directed retreat made at home for individuals who want to be introduced to praying in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola, that is, engaging the intellect and the imagination.
Have you wanted to make a retreat, but were unable to leave family and work responsibilities?
Do you want to develop a practice of daily prayer?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you may find the Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life helpful.
What do you need to do?
As you ponder whether to make the retreat, we encourage you to look at your calendar and consider where you will carve out 30 minutes a day to pray and 30 minutes a day to meet with a spiritual director, Monday through Friday.
We also want to accept our reality of living and working in the Washington metro area. Please factor in time to travel, to find a parking space, and to walk to where you will meet your spiritual guide.
All our spiritual directors are volunteers and will reserve this week of retreat for you. We ask you to be faithful to your time commitment of praying and meeting with your spiritual director Monday through Friday.
This retreat includes opening and closing sessions at Holy Trinity, regardless of where you will meet with your director. You are asked to attend the opening session Sunday, January 29th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Holy Trinity and the closing session on Saturday, February 4th from 8:30 - 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity.
Register for the January 29 - February 4, 2017 retreat here:
Registration for this retreat has closed and the retreat is oversubscribed.
The next God's Abiding Love Retreat will take place in late September or early October.
What did individuals have to say about their retreat experience last year?
“The spiritual direction was very useful. [My director] listened to me and always turned gently toward God with me. My hopes were met. My prayer indeed was answered.”
“I had hoped to find motivation, experience, and guidance to enrich my prayer life so that I would pray more regularly and find greater meaning. The retreat was very helpful toward meeting my hopes.”
“It was wonderful – I loved the retreat in daily life – there was a lot of daily life this week. The retreat prodded me to incorporate prayer into that mess.”
“I thought the retreat brought a step back towards God. It showed me there are jewels of wisdom with scripture. My spiritual guide was wonderful in showing me how to pull things from the scripture – considering I entered being a doubting Thomas, it was a wonderful experience.”