Rest and renew heart, mind, and soul on a weekend retreat at Ignatius House. Your retreat will draw from a nearly 500-year-old tradition called “Ignatian spirituality,” developed from the life and prayer of Spanish soldier-turned-saint Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatian spirituality invites us into a life-giving relationship with God and neighbor through prayer and contemplation.
You’ll be presented with suggestions to help you silently, prayerfully discern big or small stirrings in your life – whether a busy parent, a young adult, a caregiver, a widow, a community or workplace leader, or as someone who simply wants to grow closer to your creator.
Each retreat includes at least five guided presentations, topics to contemplate and pray upon, and plenty of unscripted time for rest. Come rediscover not just your best self but your truest self – as God created you to be.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Rev. Bill Noe, SJ, the youngest of eight brothers, is a native of Racine, Wisconsin. Before entering the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 2003, Fr. Bill lived in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for several years, where he worked as an electrical engineer. Fr. Bill has enjoyed long associations with St. Anselm’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, and Bethlehem House, a community formed with people with intellectual disability—both in Washington D.C. During his formation, Fr. Bill was trained in catechesis, comparative theology, and interreligious dialogue. Fr. Bill began his ministry of spiritual direction at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, New York in 2005 and has served as a spiritual director in New York, Chicago, Bolivia, and the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2019, Fr. Bill served as Director of Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit retreat house in Faulkner, Maryland. He has an M.A. in Pastoral Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University, and is pursuing licensing as a professional counselor in the State of Georgia.