Personal Reflection and Prayer
Each weekend retreat offers a time for quiet reflection and prayer, spiritual renewal, and consideration of how the Lord is calling a person to live out his faith. The Jesuit Retreat Director guides the group using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Each day, the Retreat Director offers four or five conferences that give the participants material for reflection. After each conference, there is time for quiet reflection and prayer. Collectively, each man creates an environment of silence when he commits himself to a weekend of silence. This silence allows each man to focus on listening to the word of God and to pray quietly without distractions. We hold to the wisdom of our tradition: “The silence of a man makes audible the voice of God and disposes a man to pray.”
Sacraments and Devotions
The Rosary is prayed each day by the group at 2 pm. The Catholic Mass is celebrated each day at 5:15 pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered any time during the retreat after the conferences. After the 2:30 pm conference, Saturday afternoon is set aside for this sacrament for those who wish to receive it. In addition, the priests on staff are available after each conference during the day for private consultation and spiritual direction.