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 email@example.com.
Individually Directed Online Retreats in Daily Life:
Abiding in God’s Love Retreat (September 11 – 17, 2022 and January 22-28, 2023)
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 the imagination.
Emmanuel Retreat (December 4 – 10, 2022)
An individually directed online Ignatian retreat, made at home, for individuals who are seeking more familiarity with the practice of engaging with Scripture while using one’s imagination in prayer. Advent themes are interwoven into the retreat.
Lenten Retreat (February 19 – April 1, 2023)
A six week long individually directed online Ignatian retreat made at home for individuals who are able to make a longer commitment to prayer and want to ‘taste’ the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises in the 19th Annotation format. The retreat is appropriate for those who have made an Ignatian retreat previously or the full Spiritual Exercises.
Ignatian Retreats Facilitated Online in a Group:
Setting Captives Free: Racism and God’s Liberating Grace (February 19 – March 26, 2023)
An Ignatian retreat made in a small group, online and at home. The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola provide the framework for retreatants who seek to uncover their complicity with racial injustice, help them grow in interior freedom and with God’s grace open them to transformation. Retreatants are asked to commit to 30 minutes of prayer for five weeks and meet in small groups for six weeks.
First Spiritual Exercises
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 (Next retreat TBD)
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:
A weekend-long retreat in 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. Upcoming YAC retreats will be held April 14-16, 2023 and Fall 2023 at Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat Center.
An LGBTQIA+ Retreat:
Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Accepted (February 18, 2023)
A day-long in-person Ignatian Retreat for our LGBTQIA+ Community, held at the parish center.