Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Ignite Retreat

Ignite 2017Ignite 2017 

October 13th - 15th, 2017

February 9th - 11th , 2018

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Join us on the Ignite Retreat, formerly the Messina Retreat, to learn how the Ignatian story, at the heart of Loyola’s mission, can connect meaningfully to your life and unique spiritual journey. Open to students of all faith traditions and spiritualities, the weekend will offer opportunities for relationship building, tools for reflection and discernment, and an introduction to themes of Ignatian Spirituality: Finding God in all things, silence, discernment, gratitude and persons for & with others. Through personal and group reflective experiences, this retreat creates a space for exploring who you are in relationship with self, God and others.

Students from all class years are invited to attend the Ignite Retreat in either the fall or spring semester. Like most retreats at Loyola, the Ignite Retreat will be held at our beautiful retreat center on 20 serene acres in the mountains of Western Maryland. You can visit the Loyola University Retreat House Website for more information.

This retreat is offered to students at an introductory price of $35, down from the standard retreat fee of $75.

Thank you for everyone who has signed up for our Spring Ignite Retreat! Registration is officially closed for this semester but will open again in the fall.

Who would be interested?

I've never been on a retreat.
Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Spiritual But Not Religious, Searching...basically you as you are.
JesuWHAT? Who is this Ignatius guy and what is all this talk about Jesuits and Spirituality?
I know some Ignatian themes but don't really know how they connect to my experience.
I'm new to the Loyola community: first years or transfer students
I've been at Loyola for 3 years and want to connect in a new way
... What's your reason?

Student Reflections

"The Ignite Retreat gave me a chance to slow down and reflect upon my life and how Ignatian Spirituality plays a part in it.  I was able to further my understanding of discernment, take time for personal reflection, and start new friendships that are still continuing to grow." — Student Participant 2016

If you are interested in learning more or signing up, please contact Claire Hammerschmidt, Campus Ministry Student Intern, at ckhammerschmit@loyola.edu.


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