The Spiritual Exercises – Summer 2017
June 14 – July 18, 2017
The 30-Day retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center offers the experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The Exercises can be helpful for someone making a decision – whether it is a vocational choice, a decision regarding one’s current way of life, or pertaining to a period of transition. It is also an excellent experience for anyone in a time of renewal or sabbatical.
The retreat experience begins with two days of preparation and concludes with a day of reflection. During the retreat itself, the retreatant prays four or five times a day, sees a spiritual director once a day, and participates in daily Eucharist. An atmosphere of prayerful silence pervades the property and the hearts of the retreatants.
Normally, retreatants will have made at least one silent, directed retreat (8-Days or 19th annotation) before embarking on the 30-Day; it is also expected that they will have already engaged in ongoing spiritual direction.
In addition to filling out an application form, those wishing to apply will be asked to supply a statement from their spiritual director detailing both the duration of spiritual direction and their readiness for the retreat; two letters of recommendation from those active in the faith who know the retreatant well, and a headshot to be used in the retreat welcome package.
Please note that no action can be taken on any application until these materials are received, along with a $600 deposit required to reserve a space. Once an application is approved, the remaining $3,250 balance will be due by May 15, 2017.
$600 deposit due with completed application