Jesuit Retreat House

The ISI has a special relationship with the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio.  We hold our annual Opening Retreat here every year, and collaborate with its outreach in various ways.  ISI students and alums find it an hospitable place to meet with each other by participating in its many programs and offerings.  Its 57 acres of forest, meadow and pathways make it a restful place of peace in the midst of the city.

JRH offers days of reflection, evening programs, weekend retreats, individually directed retreats of varying length, and hosts a variety of speakers.  It is home to the Lay Leadership program and the Parish 8-Week Retreat Praying with Ignatius.  Its facilities are available for meetings and gatherings.

Loyola Retreat House

Loyola Retreat House in Clinton, Ohio offers various programs and events, including weekend retreats, directed retreats, days of prayer and reflection, serenity retreats, seminars and retreats for professionals, pre-cana events. Its facilities are also available for meetings, conferences or other gatherings.

River’s Edge: A Place for Reflection and Action

A ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, River’s Edge in Cleveland offers a variety of wellness programs, including yoga, tai chi and qigong; spiritual direction; various day and weekend retreat experiences; and a speaker’s series.

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, offers a variety of programming on its extensive organic farm and grounds in Villa Maria, PA. Programs include: Spiritual retreats and conferences, guided retreats, directed retreats, Ignatian retreats, and outreach programs. Grounds and facilities include woodlands, pond, outdoor shrines, nature paths, herb garden, Labyrinth, Chapel with daily Eucharist, library and indoor pool.


Highly recommended by Dr. Nuth for the 8-day or 30-day Ignatian retreats:

Gonzaga Eastern Point Retreat House

This gorgeous location is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Gloucester, Massachussetts, about one hour’s drive from Boston. Its main ministry is the 8-day retreat, offered continuously all year long at various times.  It offers the 30-day Ignatian retreat twice a year, in January and July.

The Jesuit Center

Located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, The Jesuit Center offers a variety of retreats and programs, including training programs for spiritual directors, all based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. It offers both the 8-day and 30-day retreats on a consistent basis.


The Loyola House

Built in 1964, Loyola House (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) has welcomed over 60,000 people of all faiths to deepen their spirituality through retreats and ongoing spiritual direction. Retreats run from two- hour programs to ones lasting 40 days in which the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are given. Loyola House is known internationally for its training programs for retreat directors and spiritual directors. In more recent years it has added the Ecology Project, which addresses ecological issues from a Christian faith perspective.


Directory of Jesuit Retreat Centers in the USA

All the Jesuit Retreat Centers in the USA are here.  Explore and enjoy!