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A Thirty Day Retreat

A Thirty Day Retreat is an individually directed retreat using the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola consisting of prayer, silence, and one-on-one spiritual direction.  Those interested in a thirty day retreat are usually those in need of spiritual renewal or at a transitional or turning point in their life.  It is best to have had experience with a shorter directed retreat and spiritual direction.

The retreatant agrees to enter into silence at the start of the retreat (including meal times).  Arrangements are made to be conducive to this environment and private space is offered for the most optimal experience.  The silence helps one to grow in prayer and relationship with God as the Scriptures are contemplated.

Registration:  All applications should be submitted 30 days in advance of your arrival.  Contact the Center for an application or print off the form by clicking the link below.  Upon receiving acceptance of your application, a packet will be sent with additional preparation materials.  Suggested dates for those most private and quiet experiences would be throughout the summer months, especially July, but this retreat can be made at any time of the year that a retreatant and sponsoring director is available.

2015 Dates for a Thirty Day Retreat:  August 10-September 8 with registration by July 27, 2015

Thirty Day Retreat Registration Form/Application

Fee: $2,700; includes all meals, snacks, lodging, Spiritual Direction and materials.  Deposit of $200 is required at the time of registration and more information is available by contacting the Director of John XXIII Retreat Center at:

Phone:  (765) 348-4008 or (888) 882-1391

E-mail:  Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC at