Ignatian Silent Retreat for Women

OCTOBER 20-23 & NOVEMBER 15-17

Join us for one of our upcoming Ignatian Silent Retreats for Women this fall! The retreats are conference style, with several 30-minute conferences each day. There will be time for silent prayer and reflection on the material presented between conferences. The retreat leader will also be available during these times for individual spiritual direction.

We have spots for 68 women for each retreat. Reservations are first come, first served—and fill up fast—so we encourage you to register as soon as possible! Should we receive your registration after we have reached capacity, you will be contacted and asked whether you wish to be placed on a waiting list.


The retreats are held at Christ the King Retreat Center or “King’s House,” which is run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The retreat house opened in 1952 and is located 40 miles west of Minneapolis on a bluff overlooking Buffalo Lake. Its tree-covered grounds provide a sacred place of meditation and quiet time. All retreatants will have private rooms so that they will have the solitude needed to make their retreat.



As this is an Ignatian retreat, the conferences will incorporate the teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Saint Ignatius developed The Spiritual Exercises—a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices—which were originally meant to be prayed with on a 30-day silent retreat. This Ignatian retreat will draw on many of the themes in these Spiritual Exercises with a trained spiritual director who will guide you over the course of the weekend.



Susan Stabile is an experienced spiritual director and retreat director trained in the Ignatian tradition and a member of STM. Susan is an adjunct Instructor in Theology at St. Catherine’s University and teaches in the Sacred Ground program for the training of spiritual directors. She offers retreats and other programs of spiritual formation in parishes, retreat houses and other venues around the country and is the author of numerous publications.

Fr. David Haschka, SJ was ordained in 1975. He was pastor of St. Thomas More (then St. Luke’s) from 1994-1999, then served as the Secretary for Pastoral and Spiritual Ministries at the United States Jesuit Conference in Washington DC. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 to found the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the Markoe House Jesuit Community both in Minneapolis. Fr. Haschka has been preaching and directing Ignatian retreats throughout his life as a priest.