The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, (composed from 1522-1524) are a set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, divided into four thematic 'weeks' of variable length, designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days. They have been adapted for 5 days.
Maybe we are seeking to overcome our dominant fault; maybe we are trying to discern God’s calling; maybe we are uncertain about an important decision; maybe we just need time to take a deep breath away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and contemplate the beautiful mysteries of our Faith. A retreat is the ideal solution. It is truly a life-changing experience.
Retreats usually last five days and include daily Mass, a general confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary, numerous spiritual conferences, and time devoted to private prayer and meditation. Priests are also available for frequent consultation.