The Ignatian Silent Retreat provides participants with an opportunity for prayer, silence and renewal in the context of the Christian faith tradition. It is open to university faculty and staff members and spouses, as well as SU alumni and board members. The retreat draws upon the inspiration of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the pattern of prayer and meditations developed by the founder of the Jesuits. Six seasoned spiritual directors lead retreatants through the weekend, which begins on Friday evening with dinner and ends Sunday at 3 p.m.
For more information, or to register, please contact Edward Salazar.
The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) retreat is designed to provide the complete Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius over the course of an eight-month period, while one continues with other work and life commitments. This makes the retreat much more accessible as an alternative to the other model for the Spiritual Exercises, given over the course of thirty days of silence. The Spiritual Exercises is a pattern of prayer and mediations developed by the founder of the Jesuits, intended to help persons grow in their Christian faith.
Seattle University faculty and staff members can pursue the SEEL Retreat during the academic year through an off-campus program by the same name. The Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity and the Chaplain for Faculty & Staff collaborate in offering scholarships and supporting SU colleagues interested in this unique experience of spiritual growth. Application is made in June, and the retreat begins in September and ends in May. For more information, contact Joe Orlando, Jen Tilghman-Havens or Pat O’Leary, SJ, or click seelpugetsound.org.