Each conference by the Retreat Director is followed by a period of time to be spent in prayer and reflection. This time should be spent prayerfully reflecting on the ideas presented and relating them to your personal life to see to what degree they can best influence your religious, family, business and social lives. This period of personal reflection and prayer can be spent in the chapel, or in your own room, or in any prayerful spot around the grounds.
Keep the same place that you take Thursday night during the whole retreat. The chair right inside the door on the right-hand side is reserved for the coordinator of the group.
Rosary is recited each day outside, unless the weather is inclement and then it is recited in the chapel. It begins at the Marian Shrine outside of Manresa. Those who find the recitation of the rosary in procession too strenuous may recite it privately in the chapel.
Stations of the Cross
Staions of the Cross can be made privately anytime during the retreat.
Saturday afternoon following the 2:30 Conference is set aside for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The 4:00 Conference drops on Saturday.
All of the buildings at the Jesuit Retreat House are no-smoking buildings as of 1/1/98. Smoking is allowed outside of the buildings.
Articles For Sale
Candy, soda and other sundry articles may be purchased in Keegan. Cigarettes and cigars are no longer for sale here.
Members of the staff will be available shortly after each of the four conferences during the day for private consultation in their small conference rooms. They are not available after the evening conference.
Rise promptly in the morning and turn on your light, so that the bell ringer won't have to pound on your door. Be prompt for all exercises. Coming late disturbs everybody!
The only phone available to the retreatants is just inside the door to the staff quarters. If someone phones you, you will be contacted.
You are most welcome. Attend all the exercises but do not receive Holy Communion or go to Confession.
STRICT SILENCE IS DEMANDED DURING THE ENTIRE RETREAT, except during the recreation periods after dinner in the evening. You cannot make a good retreat unless you are recollected, and you cannot be recollected unless you keep silence. You also owe your fellow retreatants the courtesy of this silence. The silence of a man makes audible the voice of God, and disposes a man to pray.
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FROM SUPPER ON THURSDAY NIGHT UNTIL AFTER THE MEETING ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7:15. IF YOU CANNOT BE HERE FOR THE WHOLE TIME, COME ON A WEEKEND ON WHICH YOU CAN.