Admission Policy as of 4/17/2023
Retreatants at the Jesuit Spirituality Center are no longer required to have a Covid vaccination and booster. However, out of concern for our infirm and elder Jesuits, we ask retreatants to monitor their symptoms both before and during your retreat. The Spirituality Center will gladly reschedule your retreat at a future date and your deposit will be transferred to the new date. To those who have not been able to attend, we welcome you back.
With some few exceptions for weekend programs, please plan to arrive at the Center between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. on the afternoon your retreat or program begins.
Housing facilities are 33 single private rooms with a full bath. Those who have special physical or dietary needs should indicate these on their application form.
Deposits for retreats are transferable within six months of the date of the initial retreat. When sending checks to the Center, please BE SURE to indicate the purpose of the remittance. This facilitates an accurate crediting of accounts.
Please note that reservations are not made by phone. Reservations can be made by mail by including a check or your credit card information for the deposit, by fax (with credit card info on registration form), or, you can register online with a credit card to pay the deposit. This should be done as early as possible as some retreats fill quickly. A registration form for making a reservation by mail or fax is included on the last page of our brochure or it can be printed from our website in the “Registration” link. A RETREAT OR SPECIAL PROGRAM WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL THE RESERVATION FORM WITH THE PROPER DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED. After receiving your registration form and deposit, you will receive a confirmation which will list articles that you should bring with you for the retreat or program.
PLEASE NOTE that some retreats and especially weekend programs fill to capacity very quickly. Should ANY session be full when an application is received, the sender is notified and his/her name is placed in chronological order on a waiting list. If space becomes available, the applicant is informed immediately in the order in which the request was received. If the program remains full, deposits from those waiting are refunded after the final day of the program. Insistence upon attending any said program after being informed that it is filled is out of order, considering that others might already be waiting. Be assured that everything possible is done to accommodate people who wish to attend retreats and/or other programs here. Therefore, your cooperation in maintaining your place in turn on the waiting list is greatly appreciated.
The Jesuit Spirituality Center reserves the right to make adaptations of stated policies or any needed last minute schedule changes, according to the discernment of the Director and the staff.
What’s Provided and What You Should Bring:
We provide all bath and bed linens. Please bring casual, comfortable clothing. Our climate is generally mild, but you should be prepared for cold weather in winter and hot, humid weather in summer. You may bring needlework, water colors or other handwork that you find relaxing and helpful. Also, please bring your own water drinking container as we are following Pope Francis’s call to reduce our waste footprint by eliminating plastic water bottles at our facility. You will need a notebook. Other books/tapes, etc., are unnecessary and could be distracting. Your family, friends, and associates should refrain from writing or calling you during the retreat. Messages of a serious or emergency nature will be passed on to you as soon as possible. Washing machines and dryers are available. Please let us know in advance if you have special dietary requirements or need handicap accessible accommodations.