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Fall 2023 Retreats

September 8-10: Contemplatives in Action: Campus Ministry Leader's Retreat

September 22-24: Loyola First Year Retreat 

October 20-22 OR October 27-29: Manresa Retreat - The First Principle and Foundation of St. Ignatius

November 17-19: Spiritual Development Retreat 


Retreat Leader Application Open Now 

Applications are live from August 1st-August 31st. 

If you submit an application, please tentatively block off the weekend of September 8-10 for the Contemplatives in Action: Campus Ministry Leader's Retreat. 

NEW Retreat Leaders Application here: Apply here if you have attended at least one JCU retreat, but you have not led a JCU retreat before. 

RETURNING Retreat Leaders Application here: Apply here if you have previously been on the Retreat Team. 

We are transitioning to using the Go Method portal for Retreats, Immersions, and other programming. You will be prompted to either log in (if you have been on an immersion previously, you can sign in with the same log in) or create a new account. 

The Contemplation Retreat is designed for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God and/or wants to delve deeper into Ignatian Spirituality. The retreat is based on the Suscipe Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola. 

Contemplation Retreat

This retreat is rooted in and introduces students to Ignatian spirituality, especially the Principle & Foundation, found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. When St. Ignatius arrived in Manresa, Spain, he experienced a time of great reflection on his life, his limitations, and his love for God. This retreat is open to students of all faith backgrounds; NO prior retreat experience is required. The retreat is led by a diverse team of students and offers large and small group experiences, group building activities, times of individual prayer reflection, communal prayer experiences, and free time.

Manresa Retreat

A retreat focus on how to navigate joy and suffering.

More information coming soon!

Emmaus Retreat

In beginning your time at John Carroll, seize the opportunity to deepen your sense of community and spirituality!  Spend time off campus reflecting on your faith and building relationships with other first-year students. Upper class students will facilitate large and small group sessions and prayer/reflection experiences. There will also be ample time for community-building activities and getting to know each other.

Loyola First Year Retreat 2

Cardoner Retreat - Cultivating a Life of Prayer

More information coming soon!

Cardoner Retreat

La Storta Retreat- Discover the Movements of the Heart

More information coming soon!

La Storta Retreat

January 9th-16th, 2022 at Jesuit Retreat Center

JCU has been a pioneer in offering an eight-day silent retreat to college students. The retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola, which has profoundly influenced the lives of countless people since the 16th century. Information sessions will be offered in late October for those considering the retreat, which takes place the last week of Winter Break. 

More Information

During “Senior Week” (the time between the last day of Finals and Commencement), as your time at JCU comes to a close, this is an opportunity to spend some quality time with friends remembering the important events, persons, and experiences of these years together while also sharing prayer, hopes, questions, and ideas for the future. The day begins with lunch on campus, together with a faculty/staff guest who has mentored you during your time at Carroll. This is followed by an experience of prayer/reflection, some breakout sessions, and a reflective exercise. Lunch and dinner included!


Retreat Funding Request

A fund established to offset the cost of having retreats/days of reflection.