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University Ministry announces 15 free spots for Summer Ignatian Retreat

Loyola press release - June 6, 2007

(New Orleans)—University Ministry is offering a new retreat, the Summer Ignatian Retreat, scheduled for Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 2007.

This retreat is based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Participants will participate in modified silence, (some quiet time, but not complete silence), and there will be presentations on Ignatian spirituality. Participants can pray, reflect, rest, walk, write, read, share with others, or use the time however they feel called. Ignatian spirituality is known for being adaptable to many cultures and faiths.

A retreat of this nature, however, would presume some comfort level with Christo-centric language and Christian images, even if the participant is not actively practicing any particular Christian faith.

The retreat will be held at Carmelite Spirituality Center in Lacombe, LA, one hour away from Loyola. Participants will need to provide their own transportation. Plan to leave Friday, June 22 about 4 p.m. and return Sunday, June 24 about 3 p.m. The retreat is open for spouses, parents, siblings, friends, etc. who are interested in participating fully in the silence of the retreat. The retreat is free for the first 15 participants to sign up. Meals are included. Participants will have a private room, unless they prefer to share with a roommate.

To sign up, please visit www.loyno.edu/universityministry/forms/ignatian_summer.html For more information, contact Laura Catherine Gallien, Associate Chaplain, University Ministry at (504) 865-3225 or lgallien@loyno.edu

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.