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

Ignatian Weekend Retreats
We Journey in Hope

 January 8 – 10 (Men), January 22 – 24 (Men)
January 29 – 31 (Men and Women),February 26-28 (Men)
March 5-7 (Men), March 12-14 (Women)
March 19-21 (Men), April 9-11 (Women)
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Directed and Private Retreats
November 30 – December 4
January 4 – 8, 2021
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Days of Prayer
November 30 (The Advent of Hope)
January 11, 2021 (All Things New)
February 15, 2021 (God so Loved the World)
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New Year’s Eve Retreat
We Run the Race With Endurance
December 31, 2020 – January 1, 2021
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Woman’s Retreat
Stress, Resilience and Hope
Facilitated by Joy Aker
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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.

November 30, 2020

November 29, 2020

November 28, 2020

November 27, 2020

November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Message

November 25, 2020

November 24, 2020

Archives: Lessons From Loyola

Other Inspirational Resources:

Pausing For Prayer with Elaine Ireland: 

Reflections from St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church in Woodstock, Maryland


Please note that ALL retreats are currently limited to 30 guests to remain in compliance with State and County law regarding social distancing.  With the number of guests strictly limited, we will require a deposit to hold a reservation.

We do require a daily temperature check and masks must be worn in all common areas of the Retreat House. 

Road to Emmaus

Ignatian Weekend Retreats

We Journey in Hope.

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To Register: Click here

Schedule for Weekend


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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To Register: Click Here

                                                                                        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


Loyola on the Potomac


A Virtual Advent Evening of Prayer Series
An Advent of Hope

Join us on the four Tuesday evenings in Advent for this hour long evening of prayer series on ZOOM.  Each evening will begin at 7:00 pm and end by 8:00 pm.  There will be an opening prayer, an Invitation to Prayer offered by the Presenter on the Titles below, a period of personal prayer time, a time for sharing of graces and discussion and then a closing prayer.

To register, send an email to:  Reservations@loyolaretreat.org   You will receive an email link to the ZOOM prayer series on Monday of each week.

The topics that will be covered during our Prayer Series, An Advent of Hope are:

Tuesday, December 1   “O Come, Emmanuel” 
Father Bill Rakowicz, SJ

Tuesday, December 8   “Morning Has Broken” 
Father Thomas Gavin, SJ

Tuesday, December 15  “Let the Lord be with You” 
Father Paul McCarren, SJ

Tuesday, December 22 “Waiting with Hopeful Expectation”
Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD

There is no fee for this prayer series. 
Please join us as we journey through the Season of Advent.

“Provisions for the Journey to Bethlehem” 

Daily reflections for each week of Advent that focus on scripture and a “provision” for us to consider each day. Written by Loyola on the Potomac adjunct retreat facilitator, Elaine Ireland, these brief reflections look at scripture as it speaks to us today and is lived out in our daily lives. These weekly reflection is posted today and every Friday during the Advent Season.

Click these links to view the reflections:

For a pdf copy: Click Here

Our E-Newsletter Letters from Loyola is published the second Monday of each month; for the latest newsletter: Click Here

To see previous Letters from Loyola: Click Here

If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter email: alice.case@loyolaretreat.org


When you become and angel….

  •  You support the ministry of Loyola on the Potomac as we serve the poor and homeless including retreatants through the Ignatian Spirituality Project and San Miguel School.

  •  You provide scholarships to Priests and Religious who would not otherwise have the opportunity for a meaningful spiritual experience at Loyola on the Potomac.

  •  You provide scholarship opportunities for our Ignatian Weekend Retreat guests in need of financial assistance.

  • Your intentions are remembered throughout the year at Masses celebrated at Loyola on the Potomac.                                                                                                   

    For more information or to make a donation: 

    Click here

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