God’s Abiding Love – An Online Retreat

A one-week-long individually directed online 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, feelings, and 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.

Dates: September 20-26, 2020
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Dates: January 24-30, 2021
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 10, 2021

How to prepare for this retreat

As you ponder whether to make the retreat, we encourage you to look at your calendar and consider where, Monday through Friday, you will carve out 30 minutes each day to pray and 30 minutes each day to meet online with a spiritual director.

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. The registration form will ask you to identify the online platforms which you are comfortable using.

Retreatants who have made this retreat have found the opening and closing sessions integral to the experience. With this retreat, we will meet on Zoom for the opening and closing sessions. Information about how to access Zoom will be sent to you prior to the opening session.

The opening session for the January retreat is Sunday, January 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and the closing session is on Saturday, January 30th from 8:30 – 10:30 AM.

The registration deadline for this retreat has passed.

What did individuals say about their retreat experience last year?

“The opening of the retreat set the tone of “coming apart to pray” immediately. I was excited to get going!”

“I encountered Jesus for the first time in a long time – at least in a way that I could comprehend.”

“My guide helped so much by her simple direct questions/comments, which helped me focus each day.”

“I appreciated the daily sheets with the recommended grace and scripture passages. The clear rhythm and structure of the schedule and variation and choice in passages made space for a lot of freedom.”

“My meeting with my spiritual guide helped solidify what I experienced in prayer and helped me to see more clearly where Jesus was at work.”

“The opening of the retreat was calming, informative and was a good introduction to how we could pray during the week.”

“Speaking with a person who was genuinely interested in me and my journey with God was very powerful.”