Bellarmine offers Ignatian, silent retreats for men and women. Silent retreats are a time for prayer and quiet reflection in the beauty of 80-acres of gently rolling meadows and wooded countryside.
Based in the Jesuit tradition, the Ignatian, silent retreat offers an opportunity to find a more deeply profound and personal relationship with God. A Retreat Master leads the retreat and prepares thematic talks based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
A quiet atmosphere allows the possibility for you to hear God speaking within you. Come to the sacred silence of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House and experience God working in your deepest desires to give you hope, healing, and faith to return to your life in a graced way.
A weekend retreat at Bellarmine is a special time to invite silence into your soul and to rest in quiet communion with God. After meeting other retreatants over dinner the first evening, the silence begins as you quietly enter the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Retreat Master will give the first of a series of talks founded on St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. These thematic talks will guide you as you listen for God’s voice in the stillness of your heart.
The Sacred Heart Chapel, peaceful lounges, library, private bedrooms and grounds each offer a peaceful and sacred space to contemplate God’s loving presence in your life. Our staff is committed to providing you with a comfortable environment conducive to peaceful prayer and quiet reflection.
Throughout your stay at Bellarmine, you can choose to enhance your retreat experience by participating in the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, praying the Rosary, walking the Stations of the Cross and spending time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.