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Since they were first developed, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola have changed the lives of millions of men and women.
Just as our bodies need exercise to maintain physical strength and health, St. Ignatius of Loyola felt we needed exercise in order to maintain our spiritual health as well. So, around the years 1522-1524, he composed a retreat handbook titled Spiritual Exercises. The exercises, designed to help us achieve and maintain that balance, were originally designed to take place over a 30-day silent retreat, with each of the 4 weeks (stages) focusing on a specific goal.
While St. Ignatius of Loyola initially created the Spiritual Exercises in a 30-day format he soon realized that taking a month off is not feasible for all. To make this retreat accessible to more people he adapted the Exercises into a 9-month format, called the 19th Annotation Retreat since it was the 19th note in his guide.
Loyola Institute for Spirituality invites you to experience the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola from September to early June. In addition to daily prayer and monthly faith sharing sessions with other retreatants, you will be matched with an individual Spiritual Companion who will guide you through this profoundly transformative retreat.
What this Retreat involves
A sincere desire to deepen one’s relationship with God through prayer.
Daily prayer with the Bible and special Ignatian exercises.
Weekly meetings with one’s personal spiritual companion.
Monthly sessions on Wednesday evenings for small group faith sharing.
Requirements for Participation
Access to an internet connection and a device with video and audio capabilities.
Fill out and submit an application online (see below).
Participate in a virtual interview with one of our team to get to know you
and answer any additional questions you may have.
Complete the registration process once you've decided to do the retreat.
$100 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
The deposit is not due until you have submitted an application,
gone through an interview, and decided to continue with the retreat.
$900 balance can be paid in full or over the course of 9 months.
It has always been at the heart of our organization to keep our fees attainable.
In doing so, our fee for the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life doesn’t cover the true cost. So much contributes to the quality and impact of our retreat - from the preparation and planning, personalized attention, one-on-one support of the retreatants and their companions, to the ongoing formation and supervision required of all of our spiritual companions. All this and more is meant to provide you with the most authentic experience and honor your faith journey with which you have entrusted to us.
Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, LIS can offer a limited number of
scholarships each year. The scholarship would not cover the non-refundable deposit.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact our office at
(714) 997-9587 x110.