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

Inspirational Resources

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

Ascension 2023
Easter Week 6
Easter Week 5
Easter Week 4
Easter Week 3
Easter Week 2
Easter Week




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 reservations@loyolaretreat.org.

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Directed and Private Retreats

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Days of Prayer

July 31 — Day of PrayerFeast 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.

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



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 freda.wells@loyolaretreat.org
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.

Thank You!

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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