Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity



  • Inner-Mission Employee Retreat: The Inner Mission Employee Retreat seeks to assist employees in exploring, discerning, and affirming a sense of one’s personal mission and its connection to the mission of Loyola University. The retreat challenges one to take time out to reflect on one’s purpose and meaning.


  • Ignatian Contemplation Retreat: This retreat is built on two movements: the first day will focus on the Principle and Foundation of St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises with the second day providing a day of reflection and prayer in silence. Spiritual directors are available to accompany participants throughout the retreat.

  •  Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life Retreat: The Spiritual Exercises are an unfolding series of prayers, meditations, and reflections put together by St. Ignatius’ of Loyola out of his own personal spiritual experience and that of others to whom he listened. The process of the Spiritual Exercises respects the uniqueness of each person and leads retreatants to a deeper relationship with God and others.