The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius:
The Spiritual Exercises are offered at Holy Trinity in the 19th Annotation format (in daily life) throughout the year. This journey can be incorporated into one’s daily routine over an 8- 9-month period. To learn how to prepare for and make the Exercises, please contact Martina O’Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Individually Directed Retreat in Daily Life:
God Our Refuge and Our Strength Retreat (June 21-27, 2020 and July 19-25, 2020)
A one-week-long individually directed virtual retreat. Spend a week praying with Scripture passages that: reassure us of God’s presence in this time of a global pandemic, deepen our solidarity with all those who are suffering a loss, live with hope in the present moment, and listen for how Christ invites us to be his disciple.
God’s Abiding Love Retreat (September 20- 26, 2020 and January 24-30, 2021)
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, feelings, and the imagination.
Speak the Truth in Love Retreat (October 11-17, 2020)
A one-week-long individually directed online retreat for this election year. How do loving disciples of Jesus respond to the outcome of the Nov. 3 election if their candidate wins or loses? Selected Scripture passages will invite you to consider how risky it is in this political climate to love as Jesus loves. And yet, with courage and humility we embark on speaking with Christ’s voice for justice, reconciliation and peace.
Emmanuel Retreat (December 6-12, 2020)
An individually directed retreat, made at home, for individuals who are seeking more familiarity with the practice of praying with Scripture in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola and using one’s imagination in prayer. This retreat is offered in December.
Lenten Retreat (February 14 – March 27, 2021)
A six week long individually directed retreat made at home for individuals who want to engage in a practice of daily prayer during Lent. The retreat is appropriate for those who have made the full Spiritual Exercises or another Ignatian retreat.
An Ignatian Retreat Facilitated in a Group:
In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius Loyola suggests that the Exercises could be made in two ways: the Full Spiritual Exercises (made over a thirty day period or nine months) and the First Spiritual Exercises (made over a shorter period of time).
Inner Peace in Divine Love (Postponed to Fall 2021)
This six week long retreat is made in a group and focuses on the loving relationship each of us has with God.
Inner Peace in Darkness and Light (Next retreat TBD)
This six week long retreat is made in a group and focuses on the God who can lead us from darkness into the light; the God who offers love, reconciliation, freedom and healing. The retreat is appropriate for those who have made the Inner Peace in Divine Love retreat.
Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus (First retreat TBD)
A Young Adult Retreat:
Normally, a weekend-long retreat in Southern Maryland for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Retreatants have an opportunity to make new friends, attend Mass, and reflect individually and in small groups about their faith. The spring retreat will be held on May 8, 2021 at a local park. The fall retreat will be held October 22-24, 2021 at Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat Center.