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Ignatian Leadership for Mission Retreats



Rooted in the Graces of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.


Open to All.



Our Ignatian Leadership for Mission (ILM) Retreat focuses on the graces of gratitudehealingcall, and co-laboring. The retreat format combines presentation, silent prayer and reflection, and group faith sharing (see below for more on the graces). The retreat is intended for both Jesuits and lay persons.

"It has changed my life. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a deeper faith experience."
- ILM retreat participant, March 2016

It was initially designed as a retreat for Jesuits and lay persons who co-labor on mission in Jesuit apostolates. Over the years, however, the retreat has grown and developed, and many others have experienced these four graces through the ILM Retreat.

We invite anyone eager to experience these graces to consider joining us on retreat. Here is what a few of our participants have said about their ILM experience.


"As we look at our society today, we find ourselves facing unique opportunities, calling for new styles of leadership. Our Ignatian spirituality ideally suits us to respond to the challenges we face as Jesuit and Lay Colleagues."


The Graces

To understand and rejoice gratefully in who we are – and who we are called to become – by God’s gracious and loving desire and design.

Grateful joy in the realization of God’s unfailingly, steadfast and forgiving love, and revealed in Christ crucified, before whom Ignatius asks, “What have I done? What am I doing? What shall I do?”

The enthusiastic desire and determination to join God and Christ in overcoming the powers of darkness, so that the light of truth and love, justice and peace might shine in our world.

To live and labor lovingly as the hands and feet, heads and hearts, of the risen Lord living and laboring in us, his Ignatian companions, Lay and Jesuit, on mission together.

Upcoming ILM Retreats

Click on the date below to register for that specific retreat

Dates Length Location Fee*
May 1-4, 2017 3 Days

Loyola on the Potomac
Faulkner, MD

June 18-23, 2017 5 Days

Jesuit Center
Wernersville, PA


*Fee includes lodging, food, and all materials

For questions or more information, please contact Kevin O'Brien at