Loyola University Maryland

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Coming to Our Senses: A Lenten Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

Students and Fr. Murray on Ignatian 5 Day Retreat posing in front of Loyola Retreat Center SignAmong the many prayerful tools that St. Ignatius offers in the Spiritual Exercises is the “Application of the Senses.”  Ignatius had learned from his own journey that the real depth of God’s loving encounter with us in prayer was a full body experience. Not surprisingly, the Creator can make great use of our senses in our effort to come to know and follow God more intimately and joyfully.

Come and experience the beauty and practicality of Ignatian spirituality on this three-day retreat in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland. Our time will be spent in sessions of private prayer, guided meditation and reflection, group conversation, the Eucharist and good old fashioned table fellowship. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet individually with a spiritual director. 

This retreat is open to Loyola students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. This retreat is designed for participants with experience in Ignatian prayer - especially the Spiritual Exercises. Retreat Directors will conduct a brief interview with registrants to help discern if this retreat is the right step at this time. Given space constraints, participants may need to share rooms.


March 4th-7th, 2019 (Spring Break)

The retreat begins Monday, March 4th (3pm departure from the Loyola campus) and concludes Thursday, March 7th (returning to campus by noon).


Generous donors subsidize retreats for Loyola students and staff. The registration fee is $75 for current Loyola students and $150 for current Loyola faculty and staff. Round trip transportation is included.


The retreat is now full.


If you have any questions about the retreat, contact Fr. Steve Spahn at sspahn@loyola.edu.