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Silent Ignatian Retreat

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - August 11 @ 12:00 pm

$840.00 – $1,152.00

“And they saw no one with them, but only Jesus.”

Mark 9:8


What is an Ignatian Retreat?

An Ignatian Retreat was conceived by Ignatius of Loyola., the founder of the Society of Jesus. Many people find this type of retreat very accessible because it is based on how God is active in our daily lives. Taking time to explore our lives using our imagination, we begin to find how “God is in all things”.

As we spend time with “God in all things,” a new experience of relationship begins to open up in us. We see how God is always extending love and friendship and we realize that God wants to be connected to us. On retreat, we take time to contemplate this connection with God through meditations and the assistance of a director, we begin to open our hearts to God.

What to expect on retreat:

  • Daily spiritual direction
  • Daily Mass
  • Time to explore our connection with God through silence, prayer, art, and nature
  • Spiritual Direction available in Spanish and English

Silence on the Retreat
Silence on the retreat helps each person to focus their attention on God’s action in their lives. The silence is a silence of consideration as such retreatants are asked to maintain an atmosphere of silence at meals and in the bedroom areas and outside. No phone calls within the building, please.


Retreat Presenters:

Joseph McHugh, S.J. – is a longtime friend of Mercy Center—having been a member of the teams training spiritual directors. Currently, Fr. Joe is serving the Catholic community in the Fiji Islands, working with priests and religious in personal renewal.

Mary Ann Clifford Rodriguez, RSM – Mary Ann is a Sister of Mercy. She is a spiritual director, supervisor, retreat director and works in the formation of spiritual directors in English and in Spanish. She has spent over 20 years working in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is adjunct staff of Mercy Center in Burlingame.

Jean Evans, RSM – Jean trained for spiritual direction at Loyola House in Canada. From 1984 – 2012, she worked with Sisters of Mercy in South Africa in adult education. Jean offers spiritual direction and retreats. She coordinates First Friday Taizé Prayer, which is in-person and on-line.

Bernadette Hart, RSM – Sister Bernie Hart is an experienced Spiritual Director who had helped on numerous retreats and days of prayer, both here at Mercy Center and elsewhere. She enjoys incorporating art activities into her presentations and helping others to listen to what the experience tells them about themselves and their relation to God.

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Sharon Chiarucci, is a spiritual director with many years’ experience in offering ongoing spiritual direction as well as during parish and Ignatian retreats. Sharon’s training in spiritual direction was through the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University in Nebraska. She ministers in Hawaii where her home base is on Oahu. Sharon’s skills in spiritual direction are complemented by her ease at guiding retreatants in expressing their graced moments through art.


Registration and payment deadline: July 22, 2024
**Failure to submit full payment by the deadline will result in cancellation of registration.


For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mcweb@sistersofmercy.org

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Silent Ignatian Retreat General Admission Fee
Registration for 1 person includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 1,152.00
2 available
Silent Ignatian Retreat Commuter Fee
Registration for 1 person includes retreat and lunch only. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 840.00
2 available
Silent Ignatian Retreat RSM Fee
Registration for 1 Sister of Mercy includes the retreat, overnight accommodations. and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 922.00
4 available

Mercy Center Burlingame

2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States