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Student Life and Ministry provides a variety of opportunities for retreats and days of reflection. This can be a time to experience God’s love more intimately, to reflect on God's presence in all things, and to connect with other students who are interested in exploring their faith. Check out our offerings below!

Open to all first year students!

September, 9 2023 - Saturday
Register by Thursday, September 7, 2023

Looking to for a great group of other first year students? Join Student Life & Ministry for the First Year Retreat! This day-long retreat is a chance to get off campus at Maggie's House in New Orleans, LA. Meet other first year students who are looking for meaningful connections, hear talks from upper class students, look more deeply into how our Jesuit values relate to your life, and a whole lot of fun! 

Register today! - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Open to all undergraduate students

When: March 8-10, 2024

Register in the Spring

The Awakening Retreat encourages students to experience the love of God through community. It's a great way to connect with other students and explore your spirituality. This weekend-long retreat is held at a beautiful Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, LA. Based in our Jesuit, Catholic values, the Awakening Retreat is open to students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds who are looking to explore or grow in their spirituality.

Open to all Loyola Students - Undergraduate and Graduate!

When: Fall - Nov 6-9, 2023 and Spring April 8-11, 2024
Cost: Free

Are you too busy for a retreat, but still want to grow spiritually? Attend the SLM Busy Persons Retreat from Monday through Thursday in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024! Only 1 hour per day commitment at times and places (virtual or in-person) convenient to you.

Registration will be available in October and March

Join the Loyola University New Orleans community in an online retreat experience during Lent (Feb 14 - March 31, 2024). Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will share personal reflections on the daily scriptures. Reflections are emailed each morning throughout Lent and include questions to help you reflect on how the scriptures and topics relate to your life.

Subscriptions will be open in February 2024

Subscribe here to receive the daily reflections in English.

Suscríbete aquí para recibir las reflexiones diarias en español. 

What is the 18th Annotation?

This 18th Annotation Retreat is an introductory experience to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises are a collection of prayers and meditations that St. Ignatius created to help people deepen their relationship with God. While the Spiritual Exercises were originally offered as a 30 day silent retreat, St. Ignatius adapted them in what he called "The 18th Annotation" to provide a way for people to encounter these Spiritual Exercises in their daily lives, without making the month-long silent retreat.

What is this retreat like?

The main component of this introductory 18th Annotation is daily, individual prayer with provided meditations from the Spiritual Exercises. The retreat also includes optional opportunities for individual spiritual direction. 


To register, please complete the registration form. Note that you must be signed in to your Loyola Gmail account in order to submit the form. Contact Ken Weber with questions or concerns.

Contact Hunter Darrouzet at with questions, or if you are interested in creating a retreat for your student group.