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Retreats

Student Life and Ministry provides a variety of opportunities for retreats and days of reflection. This can be a time to experience God’s love more intimately, to reflect on God's presence in all things, and to connect with other students who are interested in exploring their faith. All students of all and no spiritual/religious traditions or practices are welcome on any of the retreats. An attendee does not have to be Catholic or any other Christian denomination or even religious to attend. All SLM retreats are welcoming and safe places for everyone. Check out our offerings below!

Open to all Loyola Students - First Year & Upperclass Undergraduates

October 5-8, 2024 - Saturday through Tuesday of Fall Break
Register by Tuesday, October 2, 2024

March 6-9, 2025 - Thursday through Sunday of Mardi Gras Break
Register by Tuesday, February 24, 2025

Cost: $20 - partial and full Fee Waivers are available when you register

This Wilderness Immersion is an experience that focuses on building community, having fun away from campus in nature, and engaging in eco-spirituality/environmental justice. Participants will stay in comfy cabins and participate in nature hiking, paddling canoes in the lake, eating s'mores over bonfires, and lots of fun activities in community. It takes place once each semester at Chicot State Park, LA about 3 hours from Loyola's campus - transportation and meals provided. 

Registration for the Fall trip opens Monday, September 9, 2024!

Registration for the Spring trip opens Monday, February 3, 2025!

Open to all Loyola undergraduate students

When: April 4-6, 2025 - Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon

Cost: $25 - partial and full Fee Waivers are available when you register

The Awakening Retreat encourages students to experience the love of God through community. It's a great way to connect with other students and explore your spirituality. This weekend-long retreat is held at the beautiful Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, LA. Based in our Jesuit, Catholic values, the Awakening Retreat is open to students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds who are looking to explore or grow in their spirituality.

Registration for the retreat opens Wednesday, February 5, 2025!

Open to all Loyola Students - Undergraduate and Graduate!

When: November 11-15, 2024 - During Loyola Week
Cost: Free

Are you too busy for a retreat, but still want to grow spiritually? Participate in the Busy Persons Retreat from Monday through Thursday Fall 2023! Only 1 hour per day commitment at times and places (virtual or in-person) convenient to you. The hour consists of 30 minutes per day with a spiritual companion from the Loyola staff, faculty, or community at a time and place convenient to you both. It also involves 30 minutes of your own time committed to praying, meditating, and/or reflecting each day whenever you choose. There are materials provided for guidance if you want, however, this retreat is very open and self-guided if you want it to be. 

Registration opens for the retreat Wednesday, October 23, 2024!

Open to all Loyola students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the community

When: March 5 (Ash Weds) - April 20 (Easter), 2025
Cost: Free

Join the Loyola University New Orleans community in an online reflection experience during Lent. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will share personal reflections on the daily scriptures, which are emailed out to subscribers each morning throughout Lent and include questions to help you reflect on how the scriptures and topics relate to your life.

Subscriptions for registration will open Friday, February 7, 2025

Subscribe here to receive the daily reflections in English. (links not available yet)

Suscríbete aquí para recibir las reflexiones diarias en español. 

What is the 18th Annotation?

This 18th Annotation Retreat is an introductory experience to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises are a collection of prayers and meditations that St. Ignatius created to help people deepen their relationship with God. While the Spiritual Exercises were originally offered as a 30 day silent retreat, St. Ignatius adapted them in what he called "The 18th Annotation" to provide a way for people to encounter these Spiritual Exercises in their daily lives, without making the month-long silent retreat.

What is this retreat like?

The main component of this introductory 18th Annotation is daily, individual prayer with provided meditations from the Spiritual Exercises. The retreat also includes optional opportunities for individual spiritual direction. 

Registration

To register, please complete the registration form. Note that you must be signed in to your Loyola Gmail account in order to submit the form. Contact Ken Weber with questions or concerns.

Contact Hunter Darrouzet at hrdarrou@loyno.edu with questions for any of the above retreats or if you are interested in creating a retreat for your student group or academic class.