Loyola House Retreat and Spirituality Centre:
Centre for Training and Formation in the Ignatian Exercises:
Loyola House opened in June 1964 as a retreat house for men of the Hamilton Diocese. Since 1969, Loyola House has been a renewal and training center for the personally directed retreat for women and men, and the directed retreat experience continues to be at the heart and foundation of most of our programs and workshops. The purpose of our programs is the personal growth in prayer and awareness of the individual participant. More specialized programs are intended to assist participants in their capacity to guide others spiritually.
Firmly founded in Jesuit tradition, we are a Catholic Christian community of men and women. We trust and are inspired by God’s incarnate love for all peoples, the world, and all creation. Based on this faith, that God remains incarnate by dwelling and labouring among us, we seek to join Jesus Christ in his continued endeavour for a new creation.
Arising from the spirituality expressed in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola, we strive to remain faithful to Christ’s apostolic efforts. In accord with those foundations, we work in a collaborative manner. We give expression to this vision by our ministry of helping individuals in the formation of their interior lives. Through Ignatian discernment, we seek to empower individuals and groups within the context of their own experience by attentiveness to their growth, their ability to evaluate the signs of the time and their leadership potential. We practice a ministry of teaching personal discernment with the hope of providing leaders, rooted in Ignatian spirituality, for local Church communities.
From this Ignatian perspective, we try to enter into creative dialogue with the numerous critical issues of our time because, in union with Christ, we are eager for that Spirit-filled justice which restores true harmony.
Forty-day Spiritual Exercises Institute
Retreat Directors Workshop
Contemplative Retreat/Ecology Retreat
Funding Grants: Bursaries
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