Mercy Center



The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

Begins Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Space is limited, so please apply early. Registration deadline is August 18. The application period will close when 8 spaces are filled.


Spiritual Exercises Format

This is not the 30-day experience most people associate with the Exercises, but rather it is the "long retreat" for those who cannot take a month away from their busy lives. The length of the retreat allows time for reflection and integration. It will be given in the following format:

  •  A discernment interview, which will be arranged after receipt of completed application
  •  31 sessions (one each week) of contemplative prayer in an atmosphere of natural beauty and peace
  •  9 individual spiritual direction sessions
  •  Group spiritual direction sessions at each weekly meeting
  •  Two extended retreat sessions with a potluck meal
  •  Opening retreat with meal provided

You will need to purchase The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life by Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J. (Loyola Press, September 2011).


Please read pages 1-30 prior to the September 19 meeting.

Team Coordinators

Marilyn Granucci and Liz Lawhead

Application and Resources

Please pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online when you submit your application. If you complete the application electronically, email the PDF to If you complete the application by hand, please send by postal mail to Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010, Attn: Brittany Soracco - Spiritual Exercises.


Read and print the program application
Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
Read and print the program schedule

Contact Information

For further information, email Brittany Soracco or call 650.340.7495.