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The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius learned from his own experience that God not only wants a personal relationship with each person, but also acts in this world to bring about such a personal relationship. The Spiritual Exercises are ways of helping us to become more aware of the reality of our existence as the recipients of God’s communication.

As persons of faith, we become more alert for God. The Exercises sharpen our ability to discern and feel the finger of God. All of this builds upon our desire to become more and more aware of God in relationship with us.

The Spiritual Ministry Center offers the Spiritual Exercises in the following ways:

  • The Exercises in Daily Life is an 8 month program set up with mutual agreement between the Director and Directee.  An optimal time is from Labor Day to the beginning of May.  This follows the liturgical year.  The cost is $800 or $25 a session for the Retreat in Daily Life
  • The 30-Day Retreat is scheduled according to the mutual calendaring needs of the retreat house and the director.  The cost is $3000 or $100 a night for 30 Days. This includes room, food and direction. The application process requires a personal interview as well as references. These retreats are rigorous and demand perseverance as well as some previous spiritual direction experiences.

Please contact the Spiritual Ministry Center if you are interested in more information about making the Spiritual Exercises.