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30-DAY SILENT RETREATS FOR PRIESTS

The Ministry for Priestly Support offers the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in the full 30-day retreat format.

 

DATES.

  • October 11 thru November 23, 2024

  • October 10 thru November 22, 2025

  • October 9 thru November 21, 2026

 

ACCOMMODATIONS.

  • Each retreatant receives exclusive access to a privately owned beach house for the duration of their stay on the island.

MEALS.

  • Retreatants have the choice to cook for themselves (recommended) or have meals provided for them.

COSTS.

  • Sub-Total A: Spiritual direction and facilitation of the retreat, formation before and after the retreat, as well as accommodations and gym membership. Total: $4,000.

  • Sub-Total B: Meal plan 1. (Optional) Includes seven meals per week, delivered daily, for duration of retreat. Total: $1,200.

  • Sub-Total C: Meal plan 2. (Optional) Includes three/four meals per week, for duration of retreat. Total: $560.

 

REQUIREMENTS.

  1. Priest retreatants should be ordained at least three years. Exceptions can be made with mutual discernment.

  2. Generally speaking, the Ministry for Priestly Support does not work with seminarians.

  3. Retreatants must have prior completed participation in two eight-day silent individually directed retreats. 

  4. Retreatants must testify to daily consistency with one’s holy hour, specifically 60-minutes of Scripture-based relational prayer.

  5. Retreatants must be open to Ignatian contemplation, often known as imaginative prayer.

  6. An interview via Zoom, letters of referral, and letter from one’s bishop is required as part of the application.

  7. Lay men and women may participate, presuming they meet the aforementioned pre-requisites.

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