Spiritual Exercises Retreats

We offer the Spiritual Exercises in both its traditional forms

Spiritual Exercises as a 19th Annotation Retreat (Daily Life)

If you wish to undergo the Exercises in Daily life (19th Annotation) please contact the Centre to make an initial enquiry with the Centre Director and to find out more about how this retreat would be led for you.

Spiritual Exercises as a 20th Annotation Retreat (30-Day)

This years (2019) retreat is fully booked. We are currently taking enquires for 2020.

The cost for this retreat is £2,000 in an en-suite room and a full board basis. A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to secure your place on the retreat. Bursaries may be available from the Society of Retreat Conductors.

The 30-Day Retreat is a form of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. This retreat will help a person who wants to grow in union with God as a disciple of Jesus Christ and discern their call in life.  The retreat, in the form of meditation and contemplations, is rooted in traditional Christian practice and in the scriptures.  Four hours each day is the usual pattern, together with reflection periods to take note of what is happening.

Applicants are expected to have made at least one eight-day silent directed retreat, be currently in spiritual direction, engage in regular prayer, be comfortable using Scripture in their prayer, and be capable of maintaining the silence that is important for this retreat.

In addition to completing the Individual Booking Form, please provide the following:

Names of two people who will be able to provide references as to your suitability to enter into the 30-day Retreat, one of the references must be from your Spiritual Director.

A typed autobiographical sketch telling us about the important persons and events in your life and your faith journey. This will help us to know you better and understand your desire to make this retreat at this time. In your autobiographical sketch please address the following:

Who is God for you?

How have your knowledge of and relationship with God evolved over time?

By what names/images do you know or call-upon God?

By what names/images does God know or call upon you?

If you were able to see yourself as God sees you, whom does God see?

Retreatants should plan to arrive in time for dinner (6pm) on Thursday 01 August. There will be an orientation meeting and social after dinner. The next day will be “free” so that you can settle in, relax, pick up things you may have forgotten to pack, and become familiar with the local area. Retreatants are expected to be available for the entire period. Travel and other plans should be made with this expectation in mind. Retreatants can stay until the morning of the 2nd September.

If you feel called to enter into an Ignatian Retreat, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you would like to explore the possibility of offering the Spiritual Exercises the Ignatian Spirituality Course is an excellent place to begin.

The following websites are excellent sources of information and prayer resources

Ignatian Spirituality

Pray as you go