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

Upcoming Retreats at Loyola on the Potomac

Private and Directed Retreats

April 11-17, 2022 (Holy Week, Monday-Sunday)
Fee: $540 Only Private Retreat Available

May 31 – June 8, 2022
Fee $665 Directed/ $615 Private

June 14- 22, 2022
Fee $665 Directed/ $615 Private

July 7-15, 2022
Fee $665 Directed/ $615 Private

July 26 – August 3, 2022
Fee $665 Directed/ $615 Private


Ignatian Weekend Retreats
Seeing All Things New in Christ
An Ignatian Journey

January 21 – 23, 2022

January 28 – 30, 2022
Men and Women

February 25 – 27, 2022
For More information or to Register:

Weekend Schedule


Days of Prayer

February 14, 2022
God’s Abundant Love


Lessons from Loyola on the Potomac will be available on Fridays and Mondays. 

Archives: Lessons From Loyola and other online programs

Other Inspirational Resources:

Pausing For Prayer with Elaine Ireland: 

Come & See! Week of January 16th, 2022

Come and See! – Week of January 9, 2022

Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

The Discernment of Spirits

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


Additional Information



Laugh and Grow Strong.
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Ensuring Responsible Ministry at Loyola on the Potomac

COVID 19 – Pandemic Policy Update
December 6, 2021

Out of respect for all guests, Loyola on the Potomac strongly encourages the wearing of Masks in all common areas of the Retreat House regardless of Vaccination Status.

Guests who are not vaccinated are REQUIRED to wear Masks in all indoor common areas at all times while at Loyola on the Potomac.

ALL GUESTS, regardless of vaccination status, MUST wear a Mask when approaching the buffet in the dining room.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance.

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Loyola on the Potomac is currently seeking a candidate to fill the following position:

Part time Dining Service Utility Worker

Candidate must be comfortable working in the food service industry with duties including, but not limited to, general cleaning, dishwashing, and food preparation. Must be a team player! Applications available at the following link APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT or can be picked up at the Retreat House during weekday business hours.  The position requires weekend work and flexible hours.  Contact Freda Wells, Director of Dining Services at (301)-392-0805 or email freda.wells@loyolaretreat.org
LOP is an EOE.

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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 reservations@loyolaretreat.org for pricing and availability


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