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Guide Parishoners to Encounter God in New Ways

Ignatius House is a place to pull away from something to experience something else. Discover how to encounter God outside of the pew, sacraments, work, home or school. Learn how to listen for God. (1 Kings 19:11-12)

Retreats are built from the Catholic practice of Ignatian prayer — a pragmatic method written in the 16th century for daily reflection, objective discernment, and contemplation. Retreats are appropriate for adults at any stage of faith formation: from those who were raised with no religious tradition to catechumens, candidates, the lapsed, the faithful, or the ordained.

Find resources below to help more in your parish / community deepen spirituality beyond Sunday gatherings or weekday sessions. Contact Darija Pichanick, our director of marketing and communications, to plan an experience together at your location or at Ignatius House.

How We Serve Churches

  • Place of deep prayer away from distraction
  • Retreats for ministry leaders and teams
  • Retreats for those in hardship, referred by your ministries
  • Spiritual Direction for individuals and clergy
  • Guest speakers for Parish Missions

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Attend a Tour

Take a free, 1-hour tour of Ignatius House. Explore the property and hear how retreats bring thousands closer to God each year. Offered twice monthly, or as a private tour for your staff.

Register to attend at IgnatiusHouse.org/Tour

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Click each title for a registration link and detailed descriptions, or point your parishioners to the full retreat calendar. Scroll on for helpful marketing materials to download and share.

 

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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 of prayerful discernment, developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. [Insert event details below.]

July 19-21 Mary Magdalene–Apostle to the Apostles with Maria Cressler, MTS, and Sarah Otto, M. Div. Learn how this incredible woman can help us all grow in freedom, develop intimacy with Christ and cultivate the courage to be witnesses in the world. Includes private room and bath, delicious, healthy meals, access to our 20-acre forested campus and private walking trails. $350

July 7-12 Five-Night Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Retreat with Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC. Guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice, including sitting meditation, walking meditation, movement exercises and opportunities to practice mindfulness in everyday activities. NOTE: Prior experience with a personal meditation practice is highly recommended. Includes private room and bath, delicious, healthy meals, access to our 20-acre forested campus and private walking trails. $1,295

August 11-16 Three, Four, or Five-Night Individually Directed Retreat  A spiritual director will be chosen for you and will guide you on your spiritual journey during this special retreat. Includes a private room and bath, delicious, healthy meals, access to our 20-acre forested campus and private walking trails. $475-$695

 

Updated June 24, 2024

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