Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

Ignatian Contemplation Retreat

‌‌Given the frenzied pace of modern life, it can become increasingly difficult to find the time for self-reflection and spiritual renewal; however, everyone needs and deserves time to connect more deeply with their faith, spiritual journey, and relationship with God. 

The Mission Retreat on Ignatian Contemplation provides time for personal reflection and solitude. The retreat is built on entering into a time of quiet reflection and meditation. After offering an orientation to the retreat, participants are invited into two days of silence. A few optional sessions on Ignatian spirituality will be presented. Spiritual direction will be available throughout the retreat.

Retreat Dates for 2019:
  • May 21-23

Cost: $75  Includes six (6) meals, and two (2) nights private lodging.
For more informationor if you prefer to participate in part but not all of the retreat, please contact Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu / ext. 8-7431. 
Tuesday, May 21
3:00p.m. Arrive at LUREC
8:00p.m. Opening Session: Introductions and short reflection on "retreating"
N/A Personal time to relax and unwind
Wednesday, May 22
 8:00a.m.  Communal Breakfast
 9:00a.m.  First Reflection
 9:30a.m.  Private Reflection
 11:30a.m.  Second Reflection
 Noon  Communal Lunch
 1:00p.m.  Private Reflection
 4:30p.m.  Communal Reflection
 5:00p.m. Entering into the Silence 
 6:00p.m.  Dinner in Silence
 Thursday, May 23
 8:00a.m.  Breakfast in Silence
 9:00a.m.  Spiritual Directors will be available throughout the morning and afternoon
 11:30a.m.  Optional Communion Service
 Noon  Lunch in Silence
 4:00p.m.  Breaking the Silence and Shared Reflections
 5:00p.m.  Communal Dinner
 6:00p.m.  Depart