A Place of Beauty and Sustenance

Where nature gives strength to mind, body and soul

March 17, 2020 – These are extraordinary times in our world right now. After much discussion we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close Loyola Retreat House, Ignatius Farm, and St Brigid’s Villa to the public. The Ignatius Old-Growth Forest programs are cancelled for now. We don’t know what the next several weeks will reveal and we are grateful for your support and patience during this time.

A full refund will be provided to those who have paid for a retreat occurring up to the end of April. Alternatively we would be happy to apply the payment to a retreat sometime over the next several months – or even the same retreat in 2021!  Should you wish to simply donate the payment we will provide a tax receipt.

Most of our staff will be working during the closure – especially the Ignatius Farm crew, excitedly preparing and watching the seeds grow! As people around the world are slowing down and reflecting, we eagerly await the arrival of all that spring offers.

Thanks again for your support.

loyola house with blooming purple irises


Since 1964 Loyola House has welcomed people of all faiths to deepen their spirituality through the retreats and programs offered. The venue is also an outstanding location for business conferences, meetings and special events.

farmers smiling in front of planted garden plot


…is often said by those who purchase a fresh, certified organic produce share at Ignatius Farm. Join your local organic community. Let us grow produce for you or rent a community garden plot and grow your own!

two people walking on forest path


The Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, the 500-year project offers an inspiring setting for people of all ages to engage, learn and connect with the natural world. We offer walking trails, education programs, work placements and community activity days – all opportunities to learn about ecology, conservation and restoration.


The Sacred Ground Capital Campaign will ensure the sustainability of Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest – the 500 year project. The impact of your gift will be felt for generations.

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