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.

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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.

August 9, 2020

August 8, 2020

August 7, 2020

August 6, 2020

August 5, 2020

August 4, 2020

August 3, 2020

August 2, 2020

August 1, 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.

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Directed and Private Retreats

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Directed Retreat: Click Here
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2020-2021 Days of Prayer

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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

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Woman’s Retreat
February 5 – 7, 2021
Stress, Resilience and Hope

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                                                                                        Young Adult Retreats:

His Name was Ignatius
March 26 – 28, 2021

Growing  in Our Friendship
with Christ

July 30 – August 1, 2021
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Holy Week and Triduum Programing

God’s Word in Silence: A Centering Prayer Retreat
March 29 – 31, 2021
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Holy Week:  Directed or Private Retreat
March 29 – April 4, 2021
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Triduum Retreat
Rising Up in Faith
April 1 – 4, 2020
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Almost Home: Where Beauty and Justice Meet
A Mickey McGrath Retreat

May 10 – 12, 2021

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Contemplative Prayer Retreat
June 1 – 9, 2021

Learn to understand what God is doing when nothing seems to be happening.

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Ignatian Leadership for Mission
July 12 – 15

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Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
June 15 – July 16, 2021

This thirty day retreat offers a personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

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To register: contact: Director@loyolaretreat.org


Crab Feast Cancelled

September 13, 2020


With an abundance of caution and in consideration of our retreatants, donors, guests and staff,
Loyola on the Potomac has decided to cancel the 2020 Crab Feast.


We hope to see you next year,

September 12, 2021

when the tradition continues.

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