Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Weekend Silent Retreat

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Loyola University’s Weekend Silent Retreat offers a chance for solitude, prayer and spiritual direction based in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  St. Ignatius was convinced of the profound value of taking some time away from the normal pursuits of our daily life, to enter into an encounter with God in the solitude and interior openness that a silent retreat affords. 

The retreat will offer elements of the Spiritual Exercises through presentations, periods of quiet personal prayer and conversation with a spiritual director. Aside from meeting with the spiritual director and participating in responses during Masses and other common prayer, retreatants will observe the great tradition of silence, including during most meals. Mass will be offered each day, as well as opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

This retreat, in the Christian and Catholic tradition, is open to Loyola undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, of all faith traditions. 

"I found new ways to listen for, and to open my eyes to, God's presence." - Spring 2023 participant

"One thing I learned about myself if the benefit silence can bring.  I didn't fully understand how God could speak to us in the quiet of life until I was in an atmosphere that provided the chance." - Spring 2023 participant
"The spiritual directors and presenters provided words or materials I needed in the moment, plus references I can look back on as I continue to build my prayer life." - Spring 2023 participant


October 20-22, 2023


This retreat costs $35.

The registration fee for most retreats is $75. Some retreats are offered at the introductory rate of $35. All payments can be made by credit card, debit, Evergreen, cash or check (payable to Loyola University Maryland). The fee covers transportation, lodging, meals, and all other expenses for the weekend. The entire cost of a weekend retreat for one student is $190.00, however, Campus Ministry subsidizes $120+ of the retreat cost per student. 

Full payment is due at least 14 days prior to the Retreat (some retreats require earlier payment).  If you have not paid, you forfeit your spot on the retreat. $25 of your registration fee is a non-refundable deposit.  If you cancel your registration by contacting the Retreat Director more than one week in advance, you will be refunded your fee minus the deposit.  If you cancel less than one week in advance, your full payment is non-refundable.


Loyola believes that cost should never prohibit a student from experiencing a retreat. Generous donors provide scholarships for any and all students who require support to attend a retreat. If paying with credit card, you may request a scholarship by entering one of the Scholarship Codes below on the payment screen. If paying in person in Campus Ministry, scholarship codes will be provided at the time of payment.

15GIFT ($15 Scholarship)

25GIFT ($25 Scholarship)

35GIFT ($35 Scholarship)

50GIFT ($50 Scholarship)

65GIFT ($65 Scholarship)


To participate in the Silent Retreat, please register through The Bridge.


Fr. Phil Hurley, University Chaplain at prhurley@loyola.edu