Our upcoming Retreats

We offer a variety of residential Ignatian Retreats in the traditional modes:



These retreats are made residentially at a retreat centre which is a quiet and beautiful space conducive to reflection and prayer. These retreats offer a wonderful opportunity for spending quality time with God with the help of a well-trained retreat guide. Many people take the opportunity to make an eight-day retreat each year. A retreat such as this can also be especially helpful when one is facing an important life decision.

These retreats are usually eight full days (not including the night of arrival and the morning of departure). The retreat is made in silence. Each day you will meet with the spiritual director assigned to you for the retreat.

This will be someone well-trained in retreat accompaniment who will be able to help you to sense the leading of the Holy Spirit. He or she will give you materials to pray with based on what is happening for you in your life and relationship with God.

In the evening there will be the opportunity for the Eucharist and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for those who wish.


30 Day

These are the full 30 Day retreat of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola.


Weekend Retreats

Occasionally we offer Weekend retreats, e.g. our Hiking Retreat, where we begin on a Friday and end on a Sunday.


Quiet Days

From time to time we offer a Saturday retreat at the Jesuit Institute for various groups. If you would like one, please contact retreats@jesuitinstitute.org.za.

Seminarians praying in the seminary chapel (Picture: St Francis Xavier Seminary, Facebook)