The Spiritual Exercises is the very best thing that in this life, I can think, perceive, or understand for helping a person benefit her or himself as well as bringing fruit, benefit, and advantage to many others; for even if you felt no need for the former, you will see immeasurably and incomparably you will be helped with regard to the latter.
St Ignatius Loyola 1491 – 1556. Letter to Rev. M. Miona, 16 November 1536.
Discover God’s unique love for us – Becoming free – To love and serve in all things
Immerse yourself in the Full Spiritual Exercises at JISA Sevenhill. In this silent retreat, you will meet once every day with your Spiritual Director and engage in the methods and models of prayer provided by St Ignatius in his text, The Spiritual Exercises.
Making the Spiritual Exercises can be a truly wonderful and life-changing experience. We hope that all retreatants can experience this at some point in their lives.
We offer the Spiritual Exercises to religious and lay people from all walks of life, who are already familiar with Ignatian spirituality and Ignatian spiritual direction.
It is highly advisable that you have had ongoing spiritual direction with someone who can help you prepare for the Exercises and to live them out after the retreat. It is also helpful to have made a shorter silent directed retreat of about 6-8 days, so you are familiar with the dynamics of silence and prayer involved in the Spiritual Exercises.
10 June – 14 July 2024
(applications close 29 April)
7 October – 10 November 2024
(applications close 26 August)
This retreat runs over 33days/34nights