"Retreat in Everyday Life"

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

(aka, the 19th Annotation - don’t worry if you don’t know what that means!) 

This “Retreat in Everyday Life” offers the complete experience of the Spiritual Exercises over a nine-month period. St. Ignatius recognized that most people – even back in the 1500s – needed a way to deepen their prayer amid the busyness of their lives! Using contemporary resources, the wisdom Ignatius received from God is still pertinent today.

Who might benefit:

  • Those who desire to grow in their relationship with God
  • Those who desire to live life more fully
  • Those who seek to understand more clearly God’s movements in their lives
  • Those who want to discern the next step in their lives, or who are already in transition

Prerequisites include:

  • Possessing a genuine desire to grow in relationship with God
  • Committing to at least 30 minutes of prayer each day for the duration of the retreat, plus daily journaling about the prayer experience (approximately 9 months)
  • Committing to meeting either weekly (preferred) or every 2 weeks with your director
  • Familiarity with the zoom video platform
  • Being familiar with the use of Scripture in prayer (there will also be instruction on this)
  • Openness and receptivity to ongoing one-on-one spiritual direction through the duration of the retreat
  • Willingness to share the details of your prayer experiences with a spiritual director
  • An interview with a director may be required

All those whose participation is confirmed, will be encouraged to participate in an introductory session. This will also be a nice opportunity to meet others who will be on retreat this year. There will also be a final gathering at the conclusion of the retreat.

Directors:     Mrs. Patricia Frederick and Sister Stephanie Romiti, CSJ

                        (We have both been trained and received certification from the Christian                                        Spirituality Program at Creighton University, Omaha, NE)

Introductory Session: Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:30 a.m. – Noon (ET)

All subsequent sessions are scheduled individually. 

Suggested* Minimum Offerings:

$30/session if meeting every two weeks

$25/session if meeting weekly

*We never want our ministry to be a financial burden to participants, so we have kept suggested offerings below what is typically asked for this retreat. Having said that, please feel free to speak with your director if other arrangements need to be made. We understand people have varying needs!

Registration:  For further information and to register, please contact us through one of the following means:

Complete and send the contact form found here.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 705-254-4690 (messages are checked regularly)

Registrations due by September 3, 2021

to allow directors to interview individuals, if needed, and to confirm participation.