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Ignatian Contemplation Retreat


Ignatian Contemplation Retreat Flyer

May 15, 8:00pm - May 17, 6:00pm

LUREC, Woodstock, IL

To register: Ignatian Contemplation Retreat

For more information, please contact:
Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu

Given the frenzied pace of modern life, it is increasingly rare to take the time for self-reflection and spiritual renewal. Yet, everyone needs and deserves the time to connect deeply with their faith, their spiritual journey, and their relationship with God.

*The retreat is built on two movements. The first movement begins on Monday the 5th. There will be two talks focusing on the Principle and Foundation of St Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, time for private reflection, shared meals and ending in communal reflection. The second movement will begin with Tuesday's dinner when the retreat will enter into a full day of silence for individual prayer and reflection. Spiritual direction will be available for those who desire. Retreatants are encouraged to come to the retreat center on Wednesday evening when there will be a short session on preparing to "retreat" and then an open evening to relax in preparation for the retreat.

Cost for meals, lodging and retreat is $75. See full retreat schedule below.

*Those individuals who desire to participate in part but not all of the retreat may contact Chris Murphy (cmurph3@luc.edu) to determine what is possible.


7:30PM Arrive at LUREC
8:00PM Opening session, introductions and short reflection on "retreating"
TF Personal time to relax and unwind
8:00AM Communal Breakfast
9:00AM Reflection 1
9:30AM Private reflection. (Spiritual Directors available during private reflection time)
11:30AM Reflection 2
Noon Communal Lunch
1:00PM Private reflection
4:30PM Communal reflection
5:00PM Entering into the silence
6:00PM Dinner in silence
8:00AM Breakfast in silence
9:00AM Spiritual Directors available throughout morning and afternoon
11:30AM Optional Communion Service in 3rd Floor chapel
Noon Lunch in silence
4:00PM Breaking the silence and shared reflections
5:00PM Communal Dinner
6:00PM Departure