Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Examen Retreat

AMDG Retreat group photo of students and candles on table

Loyola University’s Examen Retreat is a silent weekend retreat in the spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola. 

Often called the quintessential Ignatian prayer, the Daily Examen is a priceless tool of self-awareness and a crucial aid to discernment. Ignatius was convinced that even a few minutes of prayerful reflection on the events of one’s day could open our eyes to the action of God in our daily lives – and open our hearts to respond in humility and gratitude.

The retreat will “break open” the elements of the Examen prayer through a series of guided reflections, periods of quiet personal prayer and daily spiritual conversation with a retreat chaplain. 

This retreat, in the Christian and Catholic tradition, is open to Loyola faculty and staff, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students of all faith traditions.


February18-20, 2022 (There will be a bus for only 15 students.)


This retreat costs $75.

The registration fee for most retreats is $75. Some retreats are offered at the introductory rate of $35. All payments can be made by credit card, debit, Evergreen, cash or check (payable to Loyola University Maryland). The fee covers transportation, lodging, meals, and all other expenses for the weekend. The entire cost of a weekend retreat for one student is $190.00, however, Campus Ministry subsidizes $120+ of the retreat cost per student. 

Full payment is due at least 14 days prior to the Retreat (some retreats require earlier payment).  If you have not paid, you forfeit your spot on the retreat. $25 of your registration fee is a non-refundable deposit.  If you cancel your registration by contacting the Retreat Director more than one week in advance, you will be refunded your fee minus the deposit.  If you cancel less than one week in advance, your full payment is non-refundable.


Loyola believes that cost should never prohibit a student from experiencing a retreat. Generous donors provide scholarships for any and all students who require support to attend a retreat. If paying with credit card, you may request a scholarship by entering one of the Scholarship Codes below on the payment screen. If paying in person in Campus Ministry, scholarship codes will be provided at the time of payment.

15GIFT ($15 Scholarship)

25GIFT ($25 Scholarship)

35GIFT ($35 Scholarship)

50GIFT ($50 Scholarship)

65GIFT ($65 Scholarship)


Retreat Registration Form