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Mission Retreat on Ignatian Contemplation

May 19, 7:30pm – May 21, 6:00pm
LUREC, Woodstock, IL

To register for the retreat, click here.
 For further information, please contact:
Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu

Given the frenzied pace of modern life, it is increasingly rare to take the time for self-reflection and spiritual renewal. Yet, everyone needs and deserves the time to connect more deeply with their faith, their spiritual journey, and their relationship with God. 

*The retreat is built on two movements. The first movement begins on Tuesday the 19th. There will be two talks focusing on the Principle and Foundation of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, time for private reflection, shared meals and ending in communal reflection.  The second movement will begin with Wednesday's dinner when the retreat will enter into a full day of silence for individual prayer and reflection.  Spiritual direction will be available for those who desire.  Retreatants are encouraged to come to the retreat center on Tuesday evening when there will be a short session  on preparing to “retreat” and then an open evening to relax in preparation for the retreat.

Cost for meals, lodging and retreat is $75. See full retreat schedule below.

*Those individuals who desire to participate in part but not all of the retreat may contact Chris Murphy (cmurph3@luc.edu) to determine what is possible. 


Tuesday, May 19
7:30pm Arrive LUREC
8:00pm Opening session, introductions and short reflection on “retreating”
TF Personal time to relax and unwind
Wednesday, May 20
8:00am Communal Breakfast
9:00am TALK 1
9:30am Private reflection. (Spiritual Directors available during private reflection time)
11:30am TALK 2
Noon Communal Lunch
1:00pm Private reflection
3:30pm Communal reflection
4:30pm Those not staying for day of silent retreat depart
5:00pm Entering into the silence 
5:30pm Dinner in silence
Thursday, May 21
8:00am Breakfast in silence

Spiritual Directors available throughout morning and afternoon

11:30am Optional Mass in 3rd Floor chapel
Noon Lunch in silence

Breaking the silence and shared reflections

5:00pm Communal Dinner
6:00pm Departure


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Loyola University Chicago · Burrowes Hall · 6331 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 · missionandidentity@luc.edu

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