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The Full Spiritual Exercises

Thirty Day Silent Retreat

Thursday, July 1, 5:30pm - Saturday, July 31, 1:00pm

The Full Spiritual Exercises

This retreat is full. Please register for one of our future Individually Directed Retreats.

The Jesuit Retreat Center offers the full Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius (thirty-day silent retreat) each summer during the month of July. The Exercises can be helpful for someone making a decision – whether it is a vocational choice, a decision regarding one’s current way of life, or pertaining to a period of transition. It is also an excellent experience for anyone in a time of renewal or sabbatical, or for anyone who desires to deepen their relationship with God.

The retreat is a significant investment of time and energy for both the retreatant and the director. A person applying to make the retreat must meet the following conditions:

  • Prior experience with silent, individually directed Ignatian retreats of seven or eight days in length,
  • Daily substantial prayer practice,
  • Experience of spiritual direction for a year or more that demonstrates awareness of one’s prayer experience, the ability to verbalize it and the trust to share it with another,
  • Recommendations that the individual may profit at the present time from this experience from people who understand the thirty-day Ignatian retreat as well as the capabilities of the retreatant, for example, a spiritual director or former retreat director.

The questions below are the application for the Exercises. Once you have completed questions below and your letter of recommendation is received, your application will be reviewed. If approved, you will be asked to submit an initial deposit of $500. Applications for the retreat are due no later than June 1st. The full cost of the retreat for summer 2021 is $2650.

Questions regarding the retreat and the application should be directed to: Bill Hobbs, Associate Director, bhobbs@jesuitretreatcenter.org or 440-884-9300 ext. 310.

The recommendation should be sent to the Jesuit Retreat Center, 5629 State Road, Parma, OH 44134, attention Bill Hobbs. It may also be emailed.



Application Fee (refundable if not accepted for the retreat)



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