Celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with us! Here are our offerings surrounding the Feast Day of July 31. Click on the retreat and day of reflection titles for more information on registration.
Ignatius House Open House
July 24, 4-7pm
Introduce a friend! Registration not required.
An Exploration of St. Ignatius Loyola, and Ignatian Spirituality
July 26-28 (Registration required)
Joe Lingan, SJ, Director
Feast Day of St. Ignatius – Day of Reflection
July 31, 9am-3pm (Registration required)
Joe Lingan, SJ, Director
Novena to St. Ignatius
Sign up to pray our Novena to St. Ignatius of Loyola, emailed to you each day from July 23 through July 31, 2019.
Ignatius and Our 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 of the least of our brothers and sisters.
Saint Ignatius grew up in the Basque region of Spain in the late 15th century. He was a courtier and soldier with great dreams of love and knighthood. At 30 years old Ignatius was wounded in battle, shattering his knee and subsequently enduring painful surgeries to correct his injury. During his convalescence he was moved by reading about the lives of Christ and the Saints. He vowed to put aside his old way of life and live a life of Christ, eventually founding the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). His prayer experiences and learned life experiences gave way to him developing the Spiritual Exercises, which has served countless people since Ignatius’ time, facilitating a deep encounter with God. Our primary mission is to share these Spiritual Exercises through our retreat work.
Learn more about us at our Open House on July 24 or click here.
What are the Spiritual Exercises?
The Spiritual Exercises is a collection of meditations and invitations to prayer written by Saint Ignatius for the purpose of calling people into a deeper relationship with God and most especially the person of Jesus Christ. The Exercises are most formally made as a 30-day retreat but can also be made over the course of several months in everyday life. Over the centuries priests and religious have made the Spiritual Exercises, but lay people, too, make them at various stages of life. They are transformative and life-changing. The Exercises has four movements called “weeks”. Each week invites the retreatant into a different stage of Jesus’ life and our life with God, moving from our need for God’s mercy in sin and brokenness, to the life and ministry of Christ, his Passion and death, and finally the hope of the Resurrection. All Ignatius House-run retreats draw from the themes and various movements of the Spiritual Exercises.