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Ignite Retreat

Ignite Retreat group and girls sitting next to chalk art work at Loyola Retreat Center

Join us to learn how the Ignatian story, at the heart of Loyola’s mission, can connect meaningfully to your life and unique spiritual journey. Open to students of all faith traditions and spiritualities, offering opportunities for relationship building, tools for reflection and discernment, and an introduction to themes of Ignatian Spirituality: Finding God in all things, silence, discernment, gratitude and persons for & with others. Student reflections and personal reflective experiences each week will guide you in exploring who you are in relationship with self, God and others.  

Students from all class years are invited to attend!

Who would be interested?

  • I've never been on a retreat.
  • Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Spiritual But Not Religious, Searching...basically you as you are.
  • JesuWHAT? Who is this Ignatius guy and what is all this talk about Jesuits and Spirituality?
  • I know some Ignatian themes but don't really know how they connect to my experience.
  • I'm new to the Loyola community: first years or transfer students
  • I've been at Loyola for 3 years and want to connect in a new way


The Ignite Retreat will not be offered this year, and will resume in the 2024-2025 academic year. 


The Ignite Retreat is offered at an introductory retreat cost 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)


Register through the Bridge

Ignite Leaders

A team of 4 student leaders and one student coordinator plan and lead each Ignite Retreat. If you are interested in becoming a leader, applications are accepted each spring. Learn more!


If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, contact