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1-Day Ignatian Retreats

Day long Ignatian retreats are designed using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola as well. 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 a small group setting with periods of silence throughout the day or schedule a day for your own private retreat.

Expect God to work in powerful ways through the promises of His revealed Word combined with the rhythm that St. Ignatius developed to contemplate it.  The exercises are Holy Spirit inspired and the word of God is living and active, so each retreat is a non-repeatable experience.

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The Heart of Gratitude Retreat

Receive God's gracious gifts, cultivate grateful hearts, share generous blessings all while in the abundant nature of God's creation. The day's activities will include prayer, reflection, small group sharing and walking in nature. (Wear good walking shoes, bring a journal and pen.)

Facilitated by retreat leaders & spiritual directors: Brenda Stalbaum Martin and Kathy Kemler.

Registration fee is $60, including lunch - payment due at time of registration; fully refundable if canceled 48 hours before retreat begins.

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  • Saturday, October 21, 2023   8:30am - 3:30pm

Plan Your Group's Day Retreat

We can help you customize a day retreat at the Retreat Center for your group. This is a sample of a day retreat:

  • 8:45 am - arrive at the Creighton University Retreat Center
  • 9:00 am - Mass with Fr. Bob Dufford, S.J. in the St. Kateri Chapel
  • 9:45 am - refreshments in the Loyola Dining Hall
  • 10:00 am - retreat session with Fr. Bob and/or scheduled spiritual directors
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch in the Loyola Dining Hall
  • 1:00 pm - group sharing
  • 1:30 pm - enjoy prayer spaces and the grounds
  • 3:00 pm - departure

To organize a day retreat or request more information about this opportunity please call or email.  Please include; 1 or 2 preferred days of week and the size of the group.

Call 712.788.2466 or email

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.