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Christian Spirituality Retreat

2024 Retreat Date:
May 17–26, 2024
May 28–June 6, 2024

Location: The Creighton University Retreat Center, Griswold, Iowa

Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa

The Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University is conducting an eight day, silent, directed Ignatian Retreat at the Creighton University Retreat Center near Griswold, Iowa. Please join us!

Creighton University's Christian Spirituality Program invites you to contemplate, relax, revel, and enjoy God's working in your life and to participate in a silent, eight day, individually directed, Ignatian Retreat at a lovely quiet setting in western Iowa on the banks of the East Nishnabotna River at the Creighton University Retreat Center near Griswold, Iowa.

Directors will be Christian Spirituality graduate students supervised by faculty members and trained in the evocative-contemplative approach of spiritual direction.

Transportation to and from the retreat house is available from the Creighton campus for anyone who does not want to drive. Contact Catherine Drahota or call 402.280.2303 for more information and to register.

The retreat is open to everyone, non-students and students alike.

Cost for the Retreat: $850.00 includes all fees, room and board, and transportation to and from Creighton's campus to the Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa if needed. Send your completed registration and payment to the address on the form.

What new life are we beginning now?
— St. Ignatius of Loyola, Reminiscences

"The nature of this retreat is such that there is minimal scheduled time together for the retreatants. There are no group presentations or conferences. Our daily rhythm will consist of three meals taken together in the silent atmosphere of the retreat as well as daily liturgy, the Mass, in which persons of all faith traditions are invited to participate. Each retreatant will be matched with a spiritual director based on the information provided in the application process. The focus of the daily spiritual direction sessions will be the retreatant’s prayer experience, their experience of God in the stuff of their daily life, what they are noticing about how God is present and so forth"

"Basically, the retreat is a time of being (rather that doing), a time of entering more deeply into one’s relationship with God. The spiritual director might suggest some particular Scripture passages to assist retreatants in staying grounded in their own experience of life, what they might sense that God is calling them to focus on at this point in their lives."

"You may wonder why ‘Ignatian’ is in the title. Briefly, this implies a kind of underlying theme of the Spiritual Exercises, namely, that because we are loved by God unconditionally, we are invited to enter more fully - with our whole selves - into a relationship with Christ that results in our coming to view ourselves more consciously as participating in Christ’s mission, in the Kingdom of God ‘where the tire hits the road’ in our lives."

by Sr. Janice Bachman, O.P., Director of Practica, Graduate Program in Christian Spirituality, Creighton University

Have Questions?

Contact Liz Stevinson at or 402.280.2501 for more information.