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4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4

Everyday Life, Ignatian Spirituality, Spiritual Exercises


Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4

Join us in a four-week, everyday life journey of Ignatian Spirituality through “Week #3” and “Week #4” of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Exercises are mediations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius and structured into four “weeks” or movements.

This 4-Week Ignatian Retreat covers the following movements of the Spiritual Exercises:

Week #3: Discipleship with Jesus, road to Jerusalem, Christ’s passion and death.

Week #4: The Resurrection, Road to Emmaus, Ascension, Contemplation to Attain Love.

This retreat requires the completion of an Ignatian retreat. For example, you have completed an 8-Day Ignatian Retreat or 7-Night JRC Retreat equivalent, or the 4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #1-2.

The 4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #1-2 is offered every Fall starting 2023.

The 4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4 is offered every Spring starting 2023.

Completing two 4-Week Ignatian Retreats (Part 1 and Part 2) would be the equivalent of an 8-Week Ignatian Retreat in everyday life. Two 4-Week Ignatian Retreats fulfill a key requirement for the Spiritual Exercises 19th Annotation Retreat (offered every October at JRC) and for spiritual directors seeking certain credentials or professional/spiritual development.

Each Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom, we meet as a large group for prayer (10 mins), a presentation (30 mins), and we meet as a small group to share our week of prayer (40-50 mins). Each week, the retreatant meets with a retreat director for about 50 minutes (at a scheduled time agreed upon by the retreatant and their director).

A retreatant:

  • Commits to praying the assigned spiritual exercises 45-60 minutes daily for this retreat.
  • Keeps a daily journal noting God’s activity and the retreatant’s response during their prayer.
  • Participates and shares in each of our four group sessions on Wednesday evenings.
  • Meets with a retreat director once a week (scheduled by the retreatant and their director).

Our presenter and facilitator, Fr. Paul O’Connor, S.J., the Director of Mission & Identity at JRC Parma, guides us through this experience with other Ignatian leaders and retreat directors. For any questions, please contact Fr. Paul at poconnor@jesuitretreatcenter.org

One registration per person. Limit: 20 participants.


Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ


Registration in Full ($100 deposit non-refundable, non-transferable)


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