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

Upcoming Retreats at Loyola on the Potomac

Directed and Private Retreats

Holy Week Retreat, April 3 – 9, 2023 (Only Private Retreat Available)
Fee: $540

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Days of Prayer

February 13, 2023
Day of Prayer

March 6 and April 3, 2023
Lenten Days of Prayer

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Ignatian Weekend Retreats (IWR)

If Today You Hear God’s Voice

February 24 – 26, Men

March 3 – 5, Men

March 10 – 12, Women 


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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.

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


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.

Thank You!

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

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. The position requires weekend work and flexible hours. 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 freda.wells@loyolaretreat.org
LOP is an EOE.

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The Hermitage

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 reservations@loyolaretreat.org

St. Inigoes Youth 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 more information, please contact our Executive Director,     Jim Palmer at (301) 392-0806 or by email to Director@loyolaretreat.org