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
Lesson from Loyola
Reflections from Jim Palmer:
Are You Leaking Joy?
More Lessons From Loyola
Come and See
Reflections from Elaine Ireland
Come and See Archives
Easter Week 6
Easter Week 5
Easter Week 4
Easter Week 3
Easter Week 2
Upcoming Retreats at Loyola on the Potomac
Please note that the May 19-21 Women’s Thanksgiving Retreat is now fully booked. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Directed and Private Retreats
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Days of Prayer
July 31 — Day of Prayer–Feast of St. Ignatius
facilitated by Fr. Jim Conroy, S.J.
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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.
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
Come Aside and Rest Awhile
Join Us for an Eight-Day Retreat This Summer!
May 30 – June 7
June 13 – 21
July 6 – 14
August 1 – 9
More Information and Registration
Download an APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT here or pick one up at the Retreat House during weekday business hours. Contact Freda Wells, Director of Dining Services at (301) 392-0805 or email email@example.com
LOP is an EOE.
Our Current COVID Policy
Updated: November 2022
Loyola on the Potomac no longer requires the wearing of a mask or face covering during your time at the retreat house. We do, out of an abundance of caution, continue to recommend the wearing of face masks while on retreat.
We respectfully ask all potential guests who are experiencing signs or symptoms of the coronavirus or the flu, to please reschedule your retreat.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org