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4-Week Ignatian Retreat: Weeks #3-4

Everyday Life, Ignatian Spirituality, Spiritual Exercises

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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

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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.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER for this retreat, please email Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ with your phone number and with your Ignatian retreat details (date, place, retreat director’s name, graces received on your retreat) and wait to register until you have received approval for this 4-Week retreat.

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: 15 participants.


Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ

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