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.

For more information about Loyola, our Ministry and Vision Click here

Retreats and Programs

Lessons from Loyola on the Potomac

The Retreat House has re- opened for limited guests. Lessons from Loyola will continue to be posted.  These videos are on YouTube with the links below.

July 11, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 9, 2020

July 8, 2020

July 7, 2020

July 6, 2020

July 5, 2020

July 4, 2020

July 3, 2020

Archives: Lessons From Loyola

Other Inspirational Resources:

Pausing For Prayer with Elaine Ireland: 

Reflections from St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church in Woodstock, Maryland


Road to Emmaus

Ignatian Weekend Retreats

We Journey in Hope.

For More information: Click Here

To Register: Click here


Directed and Private Retreats

For more information: Click Here

To Register for a Directed Retreat: Click Here
To Register for a Private Retreat: Click Here

Summer Days of Prayer

Facilitated by Father Paul McCarren, S.J.

Monday, July 13 What are the Joys of Forgiving

Fee: Donation
Reservations are required
To Register: Click Here or call Registrar at (301) 392-0801

2020-2021 Days of Prayer

For More information: Click Here

To Register: Click Here

Each day of Prayer starts at 9:00 am and includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Mass.  Fee: $40

New Year’s Eve Retreat
We Run the Race with Endurance

For More Information: Click Here
To Register: Click Here



Renowned Jesuit priest Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, offers an interactive, online webinar about lgnatian Contemplation on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. to benefit the Jesuit retreat houses of the Eastern United States.

lgnatian Spirituality is useful during times of crisis — and perhaps needed now more than ever.

        for seeking truth among the chaos
        discerning what each of us can do now
        understanding who God created us, or calls us, to be

Ignatian Spirituality is an age-old method for honest self-discernment.

Retreat Houses offer an opportunity to step away from daily routine into silence for a long, loving look at our relationship with God, others, and ourselves.

Retreat Houses need your support. Each independent operation receives no sustaining funds from parishes, archdioceses, the Jesuit Order, or the Vatican.

Your support of Jesuit retreat houses enables a mission that is quite simply this: helping one another become men and women for one another.

Attendees will receive 25% off a future retreat at any Jesuit property in the Eastern United States, valid through July 2021.

Cost $100 per person.

To Register:

https://sjnen.org/2020On IineWebinarandFundraiser or

https://Bit.ly/MartinOnIine (bit.ly/MartinOnIine)



Crab Feast

Sunday, September 13, 2020
2:00 to 5:00 pm

All you can Eat (on site)
Crabs, fried chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs,
corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad.
-Loyola Cookies-
Beer, Soda & Water

Early Bird ticket Price $50 (until September 1)
Children 7-12 $35 * 6 and under free

To purchase tickets on line click here
Or Contact Alice Case at 301-392-0819 or

Ensuring Responsible Ministry at Loyola on the Potomac

As we reopen our doors at Loyola on the Potomac, we want to ensure all of our retreatants, friends and benefactors that we are taking every precaution to maintain a safe, clean, well sanitized environment for all who enter our doors.  The following procedures have been established:

The Main Chapel, The St. Ignatius Chapel, All Dining Rooms and the Conference Rooms have been set up to respect the guidelines of social distancing.

There is signage throughout the building to promote awareness and cooperation with our established guidelines.

There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the building.

All staff and guests are asked to respect and follow these safety procedures:

  • Sanitize or Wash hands often
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Agree to a daily temperature check (this will be done at breakfast)
  • Wear a mask in all public spaces
  • Please do not move any chairs in the Chapel or Dining Room, they have been spaced according to guidelines for your safety.

In accordance with the Guidelines established by the Archdiocese of Washington, the following procedures are enacted:                                    

  • No Holy Water in fonts
  • No holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer
  • No Sign of Peace will be offered during Mass
  • Masks are required at Mass (the Priest will wear a mask during the distribution of Holy Communion only)
  • Retreatants are asked to please take Holy Communion by hand. Keep mask on until the Eucharist is placed in your hand, then move away from the Priest to consume.

    To view a video regarding our Corona Virus Response: Click Here.

The Hermitage &
Huckleberry House

The Hermitage and Huckleberry Houses are independent structures on our grounds available for directed and private retreats. 

Call Angel Restrepo at (301) 392-0801  or email angel.restrepo@loyolaretreat.org for pricing and availabiliy


St. Inigoes 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 information and reservations contact:
Director (301) 392-0806 or email Director@loyolaretreat.org