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8-DAY SILENT RETREATS FOR PRIESTS

The Ministry for Priestly Support offers the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 8-day retreat format.

 

DATES.

"Open" dates for 2024 8-day retreats are within February 19 thru March 1, 2024, or within May 6 thru May 17, 2024.

 

Please note: If the above dates for 8-day retreat are not conducive for your calendar, we are open to discerning dates more personally tailored to your unique calendar. Email Kristin for conversation and discernment.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS.

  • Priests receive 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: $800.

  • Sub-Total B: Meal plan 1. (Optional) Includes eight meals, delivered daily. Total: $320.

  • Sub-Total C: Meal plan 2. (Optional) Includes three/four meals. Total: $140.

 

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 should be striving towards consistency with one’s holy hour, specifically 60-minutes of Scripture-based relational prayer.

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

  5. An interview via Zoom is required as part of the application.

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

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