A Beautiful Sacred Place

Experience Peace

Ignatius House has been hosting retreats for over 50 years welcoming nearly 3,000 retreatants annually. Located on 20 heavily wooded acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River you’ll discover a place where you can withdraw from the demands of daily life, rest and become more fully aware of God’s presence. The grounds and wilderness provide the perfect peaceful setting in every season.

You Will Find

• Walking trails along the river’s edge
• Calming, soothing sounds of cascading waterfalls
• Stunning views
• Decks, gazebos, and benches for resting
• Indigenous trees, plants, and wildlife
• Intimate adoration Chapel
• St. Ignatius Chapel
• The perfect environment for prayer and reflection

About Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center

Uncover the value of getting away from the chaos to a place of hope for people of all faiths to disconnect and re-connect.Uncover the value of getting away from the chaos to a place of hope for people of all faiths to disconnect and re-connect.

Ignatius House is a Jesuit Retreat Center located in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta that welcomes retreatants of all faiths and experience levels. Our ministry is based on Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola; a journey in meditation, praying the scriptures and finding God in all things-this is the foundation of our silent retreats.

Everything that is done: before, during and after your retreat, supports your new or deeper experience of Igantian prayer and spirituality which helps to facilitate and enhance your Encounter with God. Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center serves all for the greater glory of God and the more universal good. We offer group and individually directed retreats, spiritual direction and spiritual counseling.

We’re All About the Mission

Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center provides a sacred place of peace and quiet, and offers the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola to facilitate an encounter with God that leads to a willing and loving service to the least of our brothers and sisters.

…And Built on The Love of God!
Opened in 1960 by the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center was created to provide retreat and spiritual renewal for those seeking to discover and live out God’s will in their lives. The property was a generous gift from Suzanne Spalding Schroder and her son John, a Jesuit Priest.  Since 1 January 2013 the ministry at Ignatius House is sponsored by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. Because of the Schroder family’s love of God, and their generous donation, for more than half a century, Ignatius House has offered Silent Weekend Retreats, Days of Reflection, and spiritual direction to individuals and groups of all faiths.

Ready to see Ignatius House Retreat Center in person? Review our Schedule of RetreatsWe’re looking forward to seeing you soon!