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 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), April 16-18 (Men and Women)
April 23-25 (Spanish Retreat for Men and Women)

For more information or to register Click Here

Days of Prayer
February 15, 2021 (God so Loved the World)
March 1 and March 29 2021, (Finding Hope in the Cross)
For More information or to register Click Here

Woman’s Retreat
February 5-7, 2021
Stress, Resilience and Hope
Facilitated by Joy Aker
For more information or to register: Click Here

Young Adult Retreat
(For Adults 18-35 years)
March 26-28, 2021
His Name was Ignatius
For more information or to Register: Click here


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.

January 27, 2021

January 26, 2021

January 25, 2021

January 24, 2021

January 23, 2021

January 22, 2021

January 21, 2021

January 20, 2021

Archives: Lessons From Loyola and other online programs

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.

For More information: Click Here

To Register: Click here

Schedule for Weekend


Directed and Private Retreats

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To Register for a
Directed Retreat: Click Here
To Register for a Private Retreat: Click Here

2020-2021 Days of Prayer

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To Register: Click Here

Each day of Prayer starts at 9:00 am and includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Mass.  Fee: $40



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

For More information: Click Here
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
For More information: Click Here
To Register: Click Here

Holy Week and Triduum Programing

God’s Word in Silence: A Centering Prayer Retreat
March 29 – 31, 2021
For more information: Click Here   
To Register: Click Here

Holy Week:  Directed or Private Retreat
March 29 – April 4, 2021
For more information: Click Here
    To Register: Click Here

Triduum Retreat
Rising Up in Faith
April 1 – 4, 2020
For more information: Click Here       
To Register: Click Here

Almost Home: Where Beauty and Justice Meet
A Mickey McGrath Retreat

May 10 – 12, 2021

For More Information: Click Here
To Register: Click Here

Contemplative Prayer Retreat
June 1 – 9, 2021

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

For information and the application process: Click Here


Ignatian Leadership for Mission
July 12 – 15

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To Register: Click Here


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.

For more information: Click Here

To register: contact: Director@loyolaretreat.org


If you want to participate in the
Virtual Night of Angels Program,
RSVP to Alice Case at alice.case@loyolaretreat.org

The Auction will go live on February 8, 2021 and end on February 22, 2021.

We will post a link to the Auction on February 8, 2021 in the Letters from Loyola, the Website and Facebook. You do not need to attend the Virtual Night of Angels to participate in the Auction.

To donate to the Auction, contact Alice Case at (301) 392-0819 or alice.case@loyolaretreat.org 

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