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4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4

Everyday Life, Ignatian Spirituality, Spiritual Exercises


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

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, meeting covers the following movements of the Spiritual Exercises:

Weeks #1-2 Review: God’s Love, Loved Sinner, Healing, God’s Graces, the Kingdom, Courage & Faith.

Week #3: Mission & Discipleship with Jesus, Humility, Road to Jerusalem, Christ’s Passion and Death.

Week #4: The Resurrection, Road to Emmaus, Transformation, 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.

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

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 EST 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 retreat directors. For any questions, please contact Fr. Paul at

One registration per person. Limit: 20 participants.


Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ


Deposit (non-refundable, non-transferable)


Registration in Full (non-refundable, non-transferable)


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