the mid-seventeenth century when Jean-Pierre Medaille, S.J. and
six women crossed paths in LePuy, France, Ignatian Spirituality
has permeated, influenced, empowered and been evident in the personal
lives and ministerial endeavors of Sisters of St. Joseph.
Ignatian Spirituality can be experienced in innumerable ways, whether
it be personal prayer, communal prayer, the 30-Day Spiritual Exercises
in a Retreat Center, the 19th Annotation Spiritual Exercises within
the context of your daily life, a 4-day or 8-day Directed Retreat,
an 8-month Spiritual Direction Internship Initiative, a 60-minute
spiritual direction session, a quick glance at St. Joseph Retreat
Center's gorgeous vistas or hours contemplating such beauty.
30 - August 3, 2014
Thirty - Four Day Retreat
Joan M. McCarthy, CSJ
Karen M. Doyle, SSJ
retreat includes an orientation day at the beginning and two days
for review at the end. Retreatants are expected to remain for the
entire 34-day program.
for the thirty-four day Exercises are required to have made several
week-long individually-directed silent retreats and to be currently
receiving ongoing spiritual direction.
application process is extensive and must be completed by March
15, 2014 for the June 30 - August 3, 2014 retreat. We will hold
rooms for people interested in applying for the Spiritual Exercises
until March 15, 2014 and will then open these additional rooms to
applicants for 8-day retreats that occur during the 30-day retreat.
All applications will be processed according to the date each is
EXERCISES NINETEENTH ANNOTATION RETREAT
Joan M. McCarthy, CSJ, Karen
M. Doyle, SSJ,
The Nineteenth Annotation Retreat is an alternative way to experience
the full Spiritual Exercises while remaining at home and continuing
one's normal routine. Retreatants commit to one hour of daily prayer,
a review of prayer and approximately 30 weekly, individual sessions
with the director. This is a very special, sacred spiritual experience.
It is necessary to have made several 8-day Directed Retreats and
to be receiving individual spiritual direction in preparation for
this experience. The application process is more extensive than
it is for other, shorter directed retreats. A completed application
form, an autobiographical sketch and two recommendations are required
before acceptance is possible.
Nineteenth Annotation Retreat: $1200.
ON SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
FOR SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
NINETEENTH ANNOTATION RETREAT