About Retreat in Daily Life

The Ignatian Retreat In Daily Life (RIDL) is a prayer journey for those who want to live more deeply in relationship with God. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the retreat is a time set apart in the midst of everyday life to help participants discern more clearly God's movement in their hearts. 

In the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, the retreat focuses on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus through a prayerful encounter with Scripture. The Ignatian principle of "finding God in all things" lies at the heart of the retreat. 

Retreat Format

During the course of 30 weeks--from late September through early May-- retreatants live their commitment to God, to themselves and to their fellow participants by following the steps of this prayer journey. Each retreatant commits to these three activities: 

~ Daily private prayer which includes Scripture, reflection and journaling. 

~ Weekly small group meetings in which participants share their prayer experiences with each other. Groups are facilitated by a spiritual guide. Individual 19th annotation retreat experiences will be considered upon request. 

~ Twice monthly individual spiritual direction. 

The First Step

If you are interested in the RIDL, contact one of the facilitators listed to schedule an initial interview. Interviews will take place July 1st to August 31st. The interview process is an opportunity for you to learn more about the retreat, to discern with a facilitator whether or not you are ready to make the retreat at this time, and to begin prayer practices that prepare a person for the retreat experience.