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March 2021


VIRTUAL – Turn, Turn, Turn Weekend Retreat

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - March 7 @ 8:30 pm

Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ Nothing quite says it like the Book of Ecclesiastes: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity and chasing after wind!” In the humdrum grid of daily monotony who hasn’t paraphrased  this brief book of the Hebrew Bible, which avows that there’s nothing new under the sun and that most of what takes place on this planet, pandemics included, is pretty much pointless. That a human should sometimes moan under the dull weight of existence is not…

Let Us Break Bread Together

March 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

on the Anniversary of the COVID Pandemic A virtual Agape Meal adapting Teilhard’s Mass on the World* Via ZOOM We shall: Break bread together (virtually) Honour our sorrows and grief Gather what graces we are experiencing (and there is always Grace) Bring our hopes and longings Placing it all on God’s altar, in community Led by Yvonne Prowse, Spiritual Director at Loyola House Participants need ability to log into Zoom link. Bring bread and wine or juice. Details will be provided…


VIRTUAL – Teilhard de Chardin Weekend Retreat

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - March 14 @ 1:00 pm

Loyola House continues its long tradition of offering opportunities to deepen your relationship with the Trinity – on-line during this time of pandemic. Same quality presentations; same opportunities for silence and meditation; but right in your own home. Friday evening to Sunday noon—This virtual guided retreat will provide you with prayerful input inspired by Louis Savary’s The New Spiritual Exercises, In the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, recast in light of what we now know of evolution, our universe,…

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VIRTUAL – Teilhard de Chardin 5-Day Retreat

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - March 19 @ 1:00 pm

Facilitated by Bernie Carroll, SJ & André Auger Sunday evening to Friday noon— This virtual guided retreat will provide you with prayerful input on the implications of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius “transposed” in the spirit of Teilhard de Chardin. It will also include the considerable biblical scholarship of the past hundred  years to help us recast some of the key theological dimensions of the Exercises. We will explore Teilhard’s understanding / experience of the Cosmic Christ, an evolutionary step…

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VIRTUAL – Holy Week Retreat

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 3 @ 1:00 pm

How does Jesus’ last week speak to your life today? …and to our contemporary world? Walk with Jesus along his journey to the cross and his rising from death, and allow Christ to join his journey to yours. Daily inputs for reflection and prayer will be provided in this virtual retreat to break open the scriptures and traditions around Jesus’ last week, so to help you experience its relevance to you today. A spiritual director will meet with you each…

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April 2021


VIRTUAL – Easter Triduum Retreat

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - April 3 @ 1:00 pm

Virtual presentations for the Easter Triduum will present new opportunities for engaging the Holy Week rituals. Holy Week has its origin in the dramatic liturgies of the ancient Jerusalem Church: procession with palms; washing of feet; the passion narratives; veneration of the cross; the Easter Vigil with its focus on light in darkness, and rebirth through the water of baptism. Every year we join ancient and modern wisdom to bring these rituals to life. Last year, with churches suddenly closed…

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VIRTUAL – The Psalms Weekend Retreat

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - April 18 @ 8:30 pm

Praying the good, the bad and the ugly Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ  & Matthew Hendzel, SJ There’s something liberating in letting God have it, all of it, whatever you are currently suffering or celebrating. The Hebrew psalms are a kind of license to free speech that holds no authentic emotion back. Their frankness, force and forthrightness display a deep trust in God’s abiding friendship and power. They show that the best prayer need not be neat and pretty, but…

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VIRTUAL – 8-Day Directed Retreat

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 1:00 pm

While the pandemic renders it impossible to come to Loyola House for your retreat, we will bring the directed retreat to you! Just as in any silent retreat, Loyola House spiritual directors will provide daily spiritual direction that will occur via Zoom (or telephone). There will be no talks/input sessions for the retreat; and sadly, we cannot offer daily mass. As ever, your director will listen to you and the Holy Spirit in order to help guide you in your prayer.…

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May 2021


VIRTUAL – The Little Prince Retreat

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - May 9 @ 8:30 pm

A Weekend with a Childhood Friend Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ And when you finally find consolation (consolation is always to be found), you’ll be happy to have known me.  You’ll always be my friend.  (Antoine Saint-Exupery) Sometimes it’s helpful to stop and assess just how much you’ve grown up, that is, to measure how far you’ve moved away from the enchanted world of the child.  Do the night stars astound you, or fill you with an ambition to possess, or…

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VIRTUAL – “See, I Am Making All Things New” Join Me! 8-Day Retreat

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 28 @ 1:00 pm

Cultivating hope, faith & love during Covid & Climate Change “See, I Am Making All Things New” (Revelation 21:5) Facilitated by Bill Clarke, SJ, Yvonne Prowse, & Greg Kennedy, SJ Musicians serenading from balconies in locked-down Italy. Scientists’ unprecedented global collaboration to discover a vaccine for the deadly virus. A 7pm daily “Angelus” in New York City as residents sound their thanks for front-line health care providers. Birds heard singing in the new-found quiet of Wuhan Province. Air pollution in…

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