Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

October 2018–April 2019

Application Form

Application should be completed as early as possible but should be received no later than Friday, September 21, 2018. Please be aware that submission of the application and being invited for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the retreat.

NOTE: All fields are required.

Please re-enter your E-mail Address to confirm:
Work Phone:
Home/Cell Phone:
When can we best reach you by phone?
What is your department/affiliation with Loyola University Chicago?
What is your home campus? Lake Shore Campus
Water Tower Campus
Health Sciences Campus
Please respond to the following questions below. Feel free to use as much space as you feel necessary to explain your answer. The more comprehensive the answer the better we will be able to assist you in determining if now is a good time to engage the SEEL retreat.
How did you learn about the SEEL retreat?
What do you hope to gain by making the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life?
Why do you want to make the Spiritual Exercises at this time?
Have you ever met with a spiritual director? And if so, when and how frequently?
How would you describe your relationship with God?
How would you describe your spiritual practices, prayer, and devotional life? Please be specific as possible.
Please describe an experience in your life when you felt especially close to God.
Please list two hour intervals during the week when you available for a 30 minute in-person interview regarding your participation in this retreat. (Note the starting and ending time of the two hour interval i.e. 9:00 - 11:00AM.) If you have any questions please contact Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu or call ext: 8-7431.
Available Day/s and Time/s:
PLEASE NOTE: The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life Retreat involves a significant commitment of time and energy on the part of the retreatant. In fact, the term "Exercises" is extremely appropriate in that this experience involves daily attention and requires a certain level of "spiritual stamina." You will be asked to devote up to one hour a day in personal prayer and to meet once a week with a spiritual director. Past retreatants would undoubtedly tell you that the time put in yields great rewards, but there is no question that this is indeed a commitment. By submitting this application you are expressing an understanding and commitment to the requirement for daily prayer and weekly spiritual direction.
 Please check this box to confirm that you have read and understood the statement above.