Our Mission Statement

Loyola's mission is to serve men and women who are striving to be conscious of God's action in their lives and world. Inspired by the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, Loyola's ministry focuses on deepening faith and commitment to justice.

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Retreats and Programs

2019-2020 Ignatian Weekend Retreat (IWR)
“Lord, Teach Us To Pray”
The weekend retreat fee is $245.
(For first-time retreatants and for retreatants up to
30 years of age, the fee is $195.):

More information to come.

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Private and Directed Retreats

Space is set aside during certain periods for individuals desiring Directed (with a Spiritual Director) or Private (without a Spiritual Director) Retreats.  The cost of the retreat varies according to the length of the retreat.

Upcoming dates:

July 18 – 26, 2019
July 29 – August 6, 2019

For more information click here or call (301) 392-0801.

Ignatian Leadership for Mission
July 8 -12, 2019

ILM retreats focus on the graces of gratitude, healing, call, and co-laboring.  The retreat format combines presentations, time for silent prayer and reflection, and group faith sharing.  The retreat is open to anyone who seeks personal and spiritual growth in the Ignatian Tradition.  Fee: $480 To register click here

Spiritual Director’s Institute
July 26-28, 2019

Continuing formation and peer conversations are essential to spiritual directors’ growth in their ministry of accompanying others in their practice of faith,  The Institute will treat identified topics of directors’ interest and concern, and will provide an opportunity for reflection and sharing in groups.  This Program is intended for spiritual directors and requires completion of an application. Fee: $245.  To register click here.

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Loyola on the Potomac is currently seeking candidates to fill the following position: Part time Dining Service Utility worker 

Candidates must be comfortable working in the food service industry with duties including, but are not limited to, general cleaning, dishwashing, and food preparation. Must be a team player!  Applications can be picked up at the Retreat House during weekday business hours or by downloading the form from this link: employment application  

Call Dorothy Wells at (301) 392-0805 for additional information.  The position requires weekend and holiday work and flexible hours.  Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Sponsorships are available:  Click here for information

It is Time to Take Your Seat!!

We have entered the final phase of the

Upon This Rock Campaign

For a $350.00 donation you can sponsor a chair to the Chapel and have an engraved 1″ by 3″ plaque with your name, a loved one’s name or a favorite quote or Bible verse on the back. Click here for form.



Visit the
Timothy P. Schmalz
Statuette Gallery
Donated in Loving Memory of

Father Clement J. Petrick, S.J.

Located on the second floor of
Loyola on the Potomac

Upon this Rock
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church
Matthew 16:18
Over the last two years our Main Chapel has received some tender loving care.  While the space, with it’s magnificent alter and breath-taking windows was a welcoming place to pray and worship, the years had taken their toll. The Chapel walls and ceiling were repaired and painted, new carpeting was laid, a new sound system was installed and a railing was added to the alter. 

The final phase of our renovation is the addition of 100 new chairs.  With a donation of $350.00 you can sponsor a chair in our newly resorted Chapel.  A 1″ x 3″ plaque will be attached to the back of your chair.

December 17, 2018 – Maryland Province Releases Names of Jesuits Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Today, the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus released the names of Jesuits from this province, and other Jesuits who have served in this province, who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1950. As a ministry of the Maryland Province, we are deeply sorry for the harm caused to victims and their families. Today, the Maryland Province offers the transparency and accountability people deserve. We hope that this disclosure of names will contribute to reconciliation and healing.  Please be assured of our continued prayer for any victim of abuse and their families.  A full list of these names and a letter from our Provincial, Father Robert M. Hussey, S.J. can be found at www.mdsj.org