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    Not the Expected Retreat

    I had scheduled a three-night retreat at the monastery. I needed this retreat. It was to be a really good silent retreat. I would...
    An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

    I’m Off on an Adventure

    This post is by Lisa Kelly, as she prepares to begin An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Starting this online retreat on February 7, 2016, makes...
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    Billionaire Building Retreat Center

    Billionaire Joe Ricketts is building a retreat center in Nebraska’s Platte River Valley, expected to open in 2018. The Cloisters on the Platte, as...
    Retreat in the Real World

    The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

    If you are interested in doing the Spiritual Exercises in daily life (also known as the 19th annotation retreat), September brings an opportunity to...
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    Andy Otto on the Fifth Week

    The Spiritual Exercises are divided into four phases, called “weeks.” After the retreat experience is over, however, we face “the Fifth Week”—the rest of...
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    Retreats for Seniors in Their Living Rooms

    Sr. Christine Schenk shares the story of the Living Room Retreats project, which brings the gifts of Ignatian spirituality to seniors. The program was...
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    Prepare for the Holidays with an Afternoon of Prayer

    Today, I issue a challenge. Schedule an afternoon for nothing but prayer. I use the word “prayer” loosely, so don’t panic. And you already know how...

    Art Retreat

    Atlanta-area readers may be interested in an upcoming retreat at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. Spiritual director and artist Claudia Campbell is leading a...
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    Silence, Stillness, and the Need for Retreat

    I sit on an airplane heading to my silent retreat as I write this. This retreat, a seven-day one, is a gift from my...

    Charis Ministries Retreats

    Charis Ministries, an Ignatian group focused on people in their 20s and 30s, has announced its schedule of retreats through the spring. Cities include New...