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8-day Retreat In Everyday Life
October 2-9
St. Thomas More is offering Ignatian-style directed retreat in October. This retreat occurs “in everyday life”, meaning retreatants will commit to at least 30 minutes of prayer time each day at home and meet periodically with a spiritual listener with whom they will share their prayer experience and receive suggestions for prayer. $50 fee. You can register at bit.ly/riedloct.

The Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
Late August 2022
Cost: $1,000

What are the Spiritual Exercises?

The Spiritual Exercises are a collection of meditations and invitations to prayer written by St. Ignatius for the purpose of calling people into a deeper relationship with God, most especially the person of Jesus Christ. The Exercises are most formally made as a 30-day retreat but can also be made over the course of several months in everyday life. Over the centuries priests, religious, and lay people have made the Exercises at various stages of life. They are transformative and life-changing. The Exercises have four movements called “weeks”. Each week invites the retreatant into a different stage of Jesus’ life and our life with God, moving from our need for God’s mercy in sin and brokenness, to the life and ministry of Christ, his Passion and death, and finally the hope of the Resurrection. Most Ignatian retreats draw from the themes and various movements of the Spiritual Exercises.

This retreat is well-suited to a person who:

  • has made one or more shorter individually directed Ignatian retreats in daily life;
  • has a habit of daily contemplative prayer; and
  • has recent experience of ongoing spiritual direction, which demonstrates their ability to articulate their experience of prayer and to entrust it to a trained retreat director.

The full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius can be made over the course of several months. Your spiritual director, with whom you will meet regularly, will give you specific scripture passages and meditations for daily prayer. Because this is a big undertaking and commitment, an application process is required.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in applying for this retreat please visit IgnatiusHouse.org/19th-Annotation for an application.