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November 2020


VIRTUAL – Advent Weekend Retreat

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - November 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

The ache of waiting hopefully Over the course of 2020, we have become well practised in waiting. While the world has kept its head down and face covered, digging in to outlast the pandemic, movements for greater social justice have lost patience and risen up to struggle for change. At one and the same time, we have waited too long for equality and real quality of life and not yet long enough for certainty and security.  The waiting of Advent…

January 2021


VIRTUAL – 8-Day Directed Retreat

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - January 28 @ 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.…

February 2021


VIRTUAL – Ignatian Spirituality Retreat

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

At the start of Lent, a practical introduction to Ignatian Spirituality This is retreat is an excellent way to enter into Lent, as it helps you prepare and open your heart and mind to Christ. This retreat is also a good opportunity for a beginner or an experienced director to gain a heightened awareness of the fundamentals of an Ignatian Retreat or to prepare for Annotation 19 (the Spiritual Exercises in daily life). This year it is being offered online. …


VIRTUAL – Knowing the Heart of Jesus

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 28 @ 8:30 pm

A Weekend of Guided Prayer Facilitated by Bill Clarke, SJ Treat yourself to a time of prayerful rest with the One who loves you and longs to share his heart with you, inviting you to, “learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This is an online (virtual) retreat during which you will be able to access several videos of Gospel Contemplations, presented by Fr Bill Clarke…


VIRTUAL – Finding Your Way: Weekend of Discernment

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm

Be part of this retreat designed for people who need time and support in decision making. It will be an online experience using Zoom. It includes personal prayer time to support personal integration of whole-group, small-group, and individual interactions. Opportunities to speak with the presenters about the discernment process form a part of the weekend. Limited to 18 participants. Please note that space is limited so register early. Deadline to register is February 19. God constantly creates and imparts God’s Spirit…

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…


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,…


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…


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…

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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