We don’t permit outside food as we have a fulltime professional kitchen staff that will prepare the meals.
While we love animals we would not be able to accommodate your pet while on retreat.
It depends on our programming, contact our registrar. You may walk the land any time, use the labyrinth or visit the Jesuit cemetery.
We are well versed in vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and pretty much any special requirements you might have.
No. Our bathrooms are dormitory style. A fully accessible bathroom is located on the first floor at Loyola House.
We support and encourage everyone to use our facilities.
We have self-serve laundry facilities for guests and retreatants.
Yes, whenever possible.
The Ignatius Jesuit Centre serves as a place of beauty and sustenance. Many different activities and projects are executed here at the centre. We have a retreat, conference and training centre known as Loyola House. The Ignatius Farm is certified organic and consists of Community Shared Agriculture and Community Gardens. We also have a business centre, called Orchard Park Office Centre that is home to many regional businesses and entrepreneurs. The centre is located on 600 acres of beautiful land which includes a pond, orchards, walking trails and a student retreat house known as St. Brigid’s Villa. Other programs include the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, the 500-year project, and Ecology programming.
Like most retreats, the environments will be one of prayerfulness and silence; the focus is a upon the presence and activity of God in your life. Each retreatant will be with a spiritual director on a daily basis and the rest of the time will be theirs to be on their own in silence. Prayerful reflection with sacred scripture is the usual setting for this process. There is no preset pattern for directed retreat.
A Jesuit is a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order which was established in 1534. They engage in a wide range of activities, from working on social justice issues to providing education and training to aspiring priests.