Spiritual Exercises for Women 

The Spiritual Exercises are silent retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Following the original format of the Ignatian retreat, the Spiritual Exercises take you through a profound experience of getting to know Christ. You will see him with new eyes through a fresh reading of the Scriptures and through a golden silence which weeds out distractions so as to help you discern God’s voice in your soul.

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      Dates Oct 15-17, 2021 |  Oct 21-23, 2022
Friday at 5pm to Sunday after 2pm Mass
St Lawrence Retreat
180 Sargent Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 | Directions
Cost $300 per person
Lisa Leonard

Cancellation/Refund Policy: In the event that you need to cancel your registration and request a refund, you must contact us at least 30 days prior. Please keep in mind that all registrations include a non-refundable $25 processing fee. Cancellations made within seven days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable. Registration Policies

St. Lawrence Retreat Center is a quiet oasis located on the banks of the Hudson River. It comprises 25 acres of beautiful grounds with many walking paths. It is in the quiet that peace comes to one’s soul and God is found in a new and special way.

At the St. Lawrence Retreat Retreat Center, you will have a private room and bathroom. While the facility does not accommodate any diet requests, it will offer vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options at every meal (please bring anything you need). The facility is well heated and air conditioned, not to mention the grounds are breathtaking with a grotto for prayer.


What can I expect to happen on retreat? 
You will have guided meditations as well as time for private reflection, daily Mass and the opportunity for Confession & spiritual direction with a Legionary of Christ priest.

Is it hard to be silent the entire weekend?
You will have an opportunity to talk with others at Friday night’s dinner and with a priest during spiritual direction. The silence will provide you with the opportunity to be open to the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Will I share a bedroom?

The Beacon, NY facility provides private rooms with private bathrooms.

What should I bring?
All linens and meals are provided so come as if you are going to a hotel. Casual clothing is appropriate with a dressier outfit for the final Mass on Sunday. A watch and an alarm clock are helpful to have. Bring your Bible and we will provide a retreat booklet with room for taking notes.

Aren’t retreats just for holy people?

Retreats are not just for holy people; quite the opposite! When was the last time you spent in prayer? Is your prayer life dry? Are you looking for purpose in your life? Regardless of where you are in your personal spiritual journey, spiritual exercises will be a life-changing experience!