INDIVIDUALLY DIRECTED RETREATS

Imagine the luxury of days and evenings stretched ahead of you for silence, prayer, contemplation, and rest.  Imagine walking the gentle trails, with canopies of trees covering you, and the perfume of honeysuckle filling your senses as you walk along the river banks of the Chattahoochee River, or beholding the beauty of the ever-changing forest around you. This is your experience at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center when you come away for a longer Individually Directed Retreat of 5, 8, or 30 days.

You will rest in the sacred quiet, feed your body with delicious, fresh, and wholesome foods, enjoy the comfort of a private room and bath, and encounter the God of all creation.

5 & 8 DAY RETREATS

Individually directed retreats take place over a 5 to 8 day period. These retreats offer an opportunity for extended silence and solitude. Retreatants meet each day with their director. The number, nature and length of periods of formal prayer each day will depend upon the ability and needs of the individual and will be determined in conversation with the director. Retreatants are provided suggested scripture passages tailored to their own prayer. Ideally retreatants will have some experience in meditative prayer, the desire to enter into prolonged silence, and sufficient self-awareness to recognize their own inward movements. All retreatants have the opportunity for daily liturgy and reconciliation.

Click on the date to register. If a link does not work, the event is FULL. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list or have any difficulties registering online, please call us at 404.255.0503.
Apr 7-13, 20176PM - 10AM5 Day Individually Directed 5 Day Retreat
May 7-13, 20176PM - 10AM5 Day Individually Directed Retreat
Jun 11-16, 20176PM - 1:30PM5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat with Mark Dannenfelser
June 11-17, 20176PM - 10AM5 Day Individually Directed Retreat
July 9-18, 20176PM - 10AM5 or 8 Day Individually Directed Retreat
Nov 5-14, 20176PM - 10AM5 or 8 Day Individually Directed Retreat

You may click on a retreat date to gather more information, however please note that a completed application is required prior to registering.  If you would like to make a 5 or 8 day retreat at a time other than the pre-scheduled ones, you may complete the application and indicate the dates you would like to make a longer retreat.  We will do all we can within the commitments on our calendar to accommodate your request.

Also, please note that 5 & 8 day retreat requests must have a completed application delivered to Ignatius House no later than 30 days prior to the beginning event date. 30 day retreat requests require a completed application delivered to Ignatius House no later than 90 days prior to the beginning event date.

You may download the application here. Instructions for completing and sending the form are included on the application.  If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this opportunity with someone before submitting your application, please contact our office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at 404.255.0503.

 

THE FULL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES (30 DAY RETREAT)

Retreatants have the opportunity to make the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola over the course of a month. Individuals who elect to make the 30 day retreat should possess a great desire to more effectively love and serve God and neighbor. Generally those who make the 30 day retreat will have:

  • Prior experience with silent, individually-directed Ignatian retreats (five to eight day)
  • A habit of daily contemplative prayer,
  • An ongoing and extended experience of spiritual direction demonstrating the ability to articulate one’s experience of prayer and the trust to share it with another.

A completed application is required.  You may download the application here. Instructions for completing and sending the form are included on the application.  If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this opportunity with someone before submitting your application, please contact our office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at 404.255.0503.

CANCELLATIONS, CHANGES, & REFUNDS

If you have already registered for an individually directed retreat and need to cancel or change your reservation, or to request a refund, please contact Theresa Andretta during regular business hours (Monday through Friday/9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at tandretta@ignatiushouse.org or at 404.255.0503. Once your reservation was approved and confirmed, the staff at Ignatius House began preparing for your arrival.  A spiritual director was selected, staffing and meals were planned and other events were selectively approved or delayed in order to preserve the silence that you would enjoy.  Because of these planning requirements, we may not be able to fill your spot if you cancel your registration less than 90 days from your scheduled retreat. With this in mind, we understand that many critical and important events out of your control may prevent you from making your retreat.  We will prayerfully consider each request for refund on an individual basis. Thank you for your understanding.

 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (19th Annotation)

Ignatius foresaw that some people would be ready for the experience of the full Exercises but unable to get away for a 30-day period. In the Exercises, Ignatius offered an approach whereby one can make the full Exercises in the midst of ordinary daily life at home with guidance from a spiritual director. The retreat requires a daily commitment of 60-90 minutes in prayer and reflection and a weekly meeting with a spiritual director for approximately eight or nine months.You may download the application here or request an application by contacting Theresa Andretta at tandretta@ignatiushouse.org or call during regular business hours M-F/9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 404.255.0503 x228.

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