Ignatian Retreat: Encountering God in the Quiet

You’re invited to encounter God on a silent retreat grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Amidst the serene beauty of the Calcagnini Contemplative Center and guided by the Examen--the foundational prayer of Ignatian Spirituality--participants will review their lives from a prayerful and God-centered perspective. This retreat, though offered in the Christian and Catholic tradition, is open to people of all faith traditions.

Past retreatants found that the silence and opportunity for reflection provided much needed respite and allowed for the deepening of their spiritual lives, sharing that “the stories told were powerful and guidance provided for prayers and quiet time very helpful.” Another retreatant shared that participation on the retreat “reaffirmed my commitment to the Jesuit philosophy of 'Cura Personalis [care of the whole person]''.

Through personal prayer and talks on the five steps of the examen - gratitude, request for light, actions and attitudes, chart your course, and enthusiasm - retreatants are encouraged to reflect on God’s presence in their lives. During the retreat, one-on-one spiritual conversations and group faith sharing are available if desired. For those who wish to attend, mass will be celebrated in the chapel on Sunday morning.

While priority is given to Georgetown faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students, undergraduate students may attend, with permission. Undergraduate students should contact Brigid Torres, bt477@georgetown.edu, before registering to gain permission to attend.

When: November 22 to 24, 2019

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2019

Where: The Calcagnini Contemplative Center, Bluemont, VA.

Cost: - GU Degree Students: $100
- GU Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Non-Degree Students: $175
- Those Who Made the Retreat Before, Spouses: $225

GU students will not be turned away due to lack of funds. GU students who need financial assistance should contact Brigid Torres, bt477@georgetown.edu.