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Schedule of Retreats

Consistent with the Ignatian tradition, the Creighton University Retreat Center offers directed and preached multi-day retreats. These retreats are based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Silence is not the focus of the retreat, but it is a necessary component of a fruitful retreat. God speaks to us in many ways, and at times God speaks to us through our conversations with others. 

Some of the reasons others have made these retreats include:

  • To deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A desire to spend quality time in prayer and reflection
  • To learn more about yourself in relationship to God and to others
  • In preparation to make a significant decision
  • As a response to the movement of the Spirit

In addition to these Ignatian retreats, our staff can create a customized individual or group retreat. We can work with your team to meet your spiritual goals. 

Directed Ignatian Retreats

Directed 8-day and 30-day retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and guided by our directors are offered throughout the year in hopes of meeting individual schedules. Contact us with your preferred dates.

View the 8-day FAQ and description. This also applies to a 30-day Retreat.

Private retreats of any duration with Spiritual Direction are available by request. It is recommended to begin with a 3 or 4-day silent retreat before the 8-day retreat.


Fr. Bob Dufford, S.J.
Dir. Kathy Kemler


Please call or email to schedule.

(Registration Form: Print, complete, & scan or mail)

8-Day CSP Silent Ignatian Retreat

In addition to the individual, private 8-Day retreats, we also offer the opportunity to attend a Creighton University Christian Spirituality Program 8-Day Silent Ignatian Retreat. Directors will be Christian Spirituality Program graduate faculty and graduate students trained in the evocative and contemplative approach of spiritual direction. You would meet daily with your assigned director and retreat along-side a group of other retreatants. Space is limited, registrations are made in the order received. This retreat includes all meals, with a packaged rate of $850 and a non-refundable deposit of $200 is requested at the time of registration and it is applied toward the final invoice. Having the experience of a 3-4 silent retreat in advance allows for the best experience.

For more information contact
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Creighton Christian Spirituality Program Graduates

Two Dates

May 21 - May 30, 2023

May 30 - June 8, 2023

Women of Hope Who Find God in ALL Things Silent Retreat

This Ignatian retreat is designed especially for women using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Get away from the hectic pace of life and take time to deepen your relationship with God by engaging your heart, mind, body and eternal soul.  Hear God speak to your heart in the community of silence.  There will be 11 preached conferences by Sharon Doran who combines her love of Sacred Scripture with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

About the Presenter

Sharon Doran is the foundress of Seeking Truth and has been teaching scripture and leading retreats for over two decades.  She holds three masters' degrees in Educational Psychology, Pastoral Theology/Scripture and Christian Spirituality.

Contact Us

Creighton University Retreat Center
16493 Contrail Ave.
Griswold, IA 51535

Phone: 712.778.2466

Private retreats can be scheduled with or without direction sessions.
Before your arrival, please review these details about the Creighton University Retreat Center.