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.


  • February 21-23, 2020


Retreat Registrations will launch on Weds. Sept. 18th at 12pm.  All registrations before that date are not valid.