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Individually Directed Retreats

Give yourself the gift of a week of stillness and prayer on a silent individually directed retreat.

Paired with a spiritual director experienced in facilitating the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, embark on a prayer journey to help you see God in your daily life and notice God stirring the depths of your heart. 

Pope Francis tells us, “The journey of life is precisely this: journeying in order to meet Jesus.”

Each day you will meet with a spiritual director and have the opportunity to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist, worship in Eucharistic adoration, attend a healing service, enjoy the serenity of our grounds, and spend time in silent prayer and reflection.  Morning prayer will also be offered daily.

2022 IDR Dates

The 2022 Summer Individually Directed Retreats at Bellarmine are open for registration until May 25 or all the spots are filled.  We will host one Thursday, June 23 to Friday, July 1 and one Friday, July, 15 to Saturday, July 23, 2022. 


Directed retreats are traditionally eight days long.  This means 8 nights over the course of 9 dates.  If you are unable to stay for the full retreat, you may abbreviate your retreat and register for a five day retreat.  

The Eight day retreat is $975, which covers eight nights stay, and includes all meals and spiritual direction for those that request it with advance notice. 

The Five day retreat is currently $575, which covers five nights, includes all meals and spiritual direction.  However, this discounted pricing ends April 25th and will increase to $675 for registrations starting April 26th. 

Deadline for All Registrations was May 25, 2022.  If you would still like to attend, please call the office 847-381-1261 to be added to a wait list.

Both retreats require a $100 deposit due at the time of registration (which is applied to your total fee for the retreat).   

Registrations will be accepted for a minimum of Five nights. 

Refund & Change Policy

The $100 deposit is refundable until 30 days before the start of your IDR.  We often have people that are on a wait list for the IDR.  The 30 days provides them time to make plans to attend if you need to cancel.  After 30 days the deposit is non-refundable unless the retreatant is sick.

If you need to change the number of days you are registering for, you must do so at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the retreat. After that, there are no refunds for early departures.

Step 1: Registration

Register for June IDR (June 23-July 1, 2022)

Register for July IDR (July 15-23, 2022)

Step 2: IDR Questionnaire

Please click HERE to complete the IDR Questionnaire (which includes Spiritual Director selection).

Spiritual Director Bios & Photos

You can learn more about the spiritual directors who will available during the Individually Directed Retreats here.