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. Check out our offerings below!
Open to all first year students!
The First Year Retreat will be delayed due to Hurricane Ida. The new date will be posted as soon as it's confirmed!
Connect meaningfully with other first year students and reflect on where you are as you begin life at Loyola. The date and location are being rescheduled due to Hurricane Ida, but will take place in the Fall 2021 semester. This day-long retreat includes talks from upper class students, a chance to look more deeply into how our Jesuit values relate to your life and a whole lot of fun!
Open to all undergraduate students
When: November 5-7, 2021 & March 25-27, 2022
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 a 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.
Open to all seniors!
When: February 5, 2022
Cost: $10, fee waivers available
Register by January 27, 2022
The senior retreat is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at Loyola, share the excitement and anxiety that comes with being a second-semester senior, and begin to look ahead to post college life with the help of some recent alums.
Join the Loyola University New Orleans community in an online retreat experience this Lent. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will share personal reflections on the daily scriptures. Reflections are emailed each morning throughout Lent and include questions to help you reflect on how the scriptures and topics relate to your life.
Subscribe here to receive the daily reflections in English.
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.