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

July 26 – August 3, 2022 Directed Retreat is Full, Please email reservations@loyolaretreat.org to be put on the waiting list.
Private Retreat Available/Fee: $615 

September 12 – 16, 2022
Directed Retreat fee $425
Private Retreat fee $380

January 2 – 6, 2023
Directed Retreat fee $425
Private Retreat Fee $380

For complete schedule,  information,  or to Register: 

Days of Prayer

July 25, 2022 His Name was Ignatius.
October 10, 2022 Fall Day of Prayer
December 5, 2022 Advent Day of Prayer

For complete schedule, information,  or to Register

Ignatian Weekend Retreats (IWR)

If Today You Hear God’s Voice

September 9 – 11, Men and Women

September 16 – 18, Men

October 14 – 16,  Women

October 21 – 23 , Men

November 4 – 6, Men

November 11 – 13, Men and Women 

Retreat Fee: $245,
$195 for first time retreatants or 35 years or younger
For 2023 schedule, more information or to Register.
 Click Here 

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

Lessons from Loyola: August 15, 2022, Lay your burdens down.

Archives: Lessons From Loyola and other online programs

Other Inspirational Resources:

Pausing For Prayer with Elaine Ireland:

Come and See, Week of August 14
Coma and See, Week of August 7
Come and See, Week of July 31

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


Ensuring Responsible Ministry at Loyola on the Potomac

COVID 19 – Pandemic Policy Update
July 11, 2022

Out of Respect for all guests, Loyola on the Potomac recommends the wearing of Masks in all common areas, regardless of Vaccination Status.

All guests are free to make this decision for themselves; masks are not required in the Retreat House at this time.


We are looking for Crab Feast Volunteers. 

Please contact: Alice Case 301-392-0819 or alice.case@loyolaretreat.org


Crab Feast

Sunday, September 11, 2022
2:00 to 5:00 pm

All you can Eat (on site)
Crabs, fried chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs,
corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad.
-Loyola Cookies-
Beer, Soda & Water

Early Bird ticket Price $55 (until September 1)
Children 7-12 $35 * 6 and under free
Price after September 1, 2022 $70.

Click Here for Tickets


Crab Feast Sponsorships Available

Event Sponsor – $750
Reserved Table and six tickets
Company Banner at Event
Company logo on Event Banner
Company Logo on Loyola Website

Event Sponsor – $500
4 tickets to Event
Company Name on Event Banner
Company Name on Loyola Website

Event Friend – $250
2 tickets to Event
Company Name on Event Banner
Company Name on Loyola Website

To sponsor: Click Here

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Event Sponsors:

Event Partner

Event Friend

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

Director of Development and Marketing

This position is a full time (32 hours) job and is eligible for benefits. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Word Press.  Data Base management experience (Raisers Edge preferred).  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Jim Palmer, Executive Director at

Cook/Utility Worker

This is a full time position with benefits. Duties divided between Cook and Dining Services Utility Worker. Candidate must be comfortable working in the food service industry with duties including, but not limited to, cooking and meal preparation, general cleaning, and dishwashing. Must be a team player. Flexible hours to include weekend and holidays required. 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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Loyola Retreat House Inc. 

Go to Amazon Smile on your browser to find out how to register.  If you have the Amazon App, go to settings and pick Amazon Smile.

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: director@loyolaretreat.org


The Hermitage House

The Hermitage  House is an independent structure 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