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“A retreat is a moment of prolonged personal encounter, without distractions, with God, and in God, with oneself," says Father Guillermo Serra.

Why go on a spiritual retreat?

Apr 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Four Catholic priests share their reflections in answer to a simple but very important question for the life of faith:... Read more

A 17th-century statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Spanish sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés.

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises deepen the concept of personal reform

May 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope made the comment in a video message for the launch of a book by one his early spiritual... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before his general audience Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis to miss Lent retreat due to cold

Mar 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday he will not take part in his annual Lenten retreat with the Roman Curia in Ariccia... Read more

St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1620-22.

To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

Jun 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians.  Read more