Our Mission Statement

Inspired by The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit Retreat House, seeks to encourage and support an individual’s spiritual growth and promote a relationship of depth with God.

Retreats and Programs

Thanks to everyone who made our 2023 Crab Feast a huge success…our guests, our amazing staff, our hard-working volunteers…and our sponsors:

Anderson Mechanical & Combustion Services


Bozick Distributors

in loving memory of Honorable David L. Cahoon   

G.S. Proctor & Associates

in loving memory of Thomas Horrigan

Barefoot Graphics


Love is Love


Lesson from Loyola
Reflections from Jim Palmer
Walk in His Light

More Lessons From Loyola

Come and See
Reflections from
 Elaine Ireland
Week of July 23

Come and See Archives

Week of July 16
Week of July 9
Week of July 2


Upcoming Retreats at Loyola on the Potomac

Ignatian Weekend Retreats

Just a Closer Walk with Thee

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Directed and Private Retreats

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Days of Prayer


July 31 — Day of PrayerFeast of St. Ignatius
facilitated by Fr. Jim Conroy, S.J.

See More Details and Register Now


Loyola Sponsored Retreats

Why make a retreat?

A retreat is a time to come away from our ordinary activities, to rest, pray, and invite God to renew our spirits. It is an opportunity to gain perspective and to find new meaning for our lives. Loyola on the Potomac offers a variety of retreat experiences: Individually Directed Retreats, Private Retreats, Days of Prayer, Holy Week Triduum Retreat, New Year’s Eve Retreat and Special Ignatian Retreats on Specific Ignatian Themes. Loyola is also available to host other retreats.

Spiritual Guidance

All things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know him better, love him more surely and serve him more faithfully.

St. Ignatius of Loyola




Director of Development and Marketing
This 32 hours per week position reports directly to the Executive Director
Full Job Description: HERE
Submit cover letter and resume to Jim Palmer, Executive Director at director@loyolaretreat.org

LOP is an EOE



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The Hermitage

The Hermitage  is an independent structure available for directed and private retreats. It is located on Popes Creek Road about a mile from the entrance to the main Retreat House. This lovely house has two bedrooms, two full baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, prayer room and a screened porch complete with wonderful rockers. For photos of the Hermitage, click here.

To request the availability of The Hermitage, please email us at reservations@loyolaretreat.org

St. Inigoes Youth Camp
@ Loyola on the Potomac

Camp Rental Available

Accommodations include:
Amphitheater – Chapel
Deep Wash Sinks – Refrigerator
Fire Pit – Hiking Trails
Indoor bathrooms & Showers
Meeting Space – Picnic Pavilions

Open April – November

For more information, please contact our Executive Director,     Jim Palmer at (301) 392-0806 or by email to Director@loyolaretreat.org