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8-Day Silent Ignatian Retreats

The 8-Day Directed Silent Ignatian Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola which has profoundly influenced the lives of countless people since the sixteenth century. There are as many reasons to go on this retreat as there are people who attend it. Some of the reasons others have made this retreat include: wanting to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, desiring to spend quality time in prayer and reflection, wanting to learn more about yourself in relationship to God and to others, preparing to make a significant decision, and responding to the movement of the Spirit.

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Private Directed Ignatian Retreats

Private 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.

Continue to scroll down to review the Q&A section about what you will do on retreat. 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. Retreats can start any day of week.


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


  • Please call or email to schedule. The process begins with selecting dates and then we verify if there is an apartment and director available. Your registration form is reviewed before confirming the reservation. (Please print, complete, scan to email or mail.) Once confirmed, a non-refundable deposit will be requested.  It is later applied toward the final invoice.

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.

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On-line registration for 2024 is now open, please use the tab at right to register.

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  • Creighton Christian Spirituality Program Graduates


  • May 17 - 26, 2024
  • May 28 - June 6, 2024

Here are some particulars:

The retreatant is usually expected to prepare simple meals for themselves during the retreat, but may wish to partake of the meals provided by our kitchen if a group retreat is running at the same time. An efficiency kitchenette is available for your use in your apartment, which has a living area, private bath, and sleeping quarters. Walking trails (unmaintained) are available on our 157 wooded acres & some run along the Nishnabotna River. Wildlife and song birds abound, and we have an awesome night sky. Please bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, your favorite copy of Scripture and a notebook.

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.