Ignatian Silent Retreat for Women

OCTOBER 21-24, 2021


We invite you to attend this silent retreat for women this October! In the silence, we come to know ourselves and our God, as we are able to get beyond the noise, distractions, and the facades of everyday life. The retreat is conference style, with several 30-minute conferences each day. The silent time between conferences should be used for prayer and reflection on the material presented. The leader will also be available during these times for short, individual direction.

We have spots for 52 women on this retreat. Reservations are “first come; first served,” so we encourage you to register as soon as possible since these retreats fill up quickly. 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. 




Christ the King Retreat Center or “King’s House” 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.



Fr. Christopher P. Johnson, S.J. currently currently serves as the V.P. for Mission & Identity at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. He entered the society of Jesus in August 2004. He earned a M.A. in philosophy and an advanced graduate certificate in spiritual direction. He was ordained at Boston College in 2014. Over the years, he has provided spiritual direction and directed many retreats for various groups.





We do not ask for a deposit or payment to attend this retreat. There will be time at the end of the retreat to consider what you can reasonably afford. If you wish to make a donation online, please visit (select the Women’s Ignatian Retreat fund) or you may mail a check to our parish office.

If you have any questions, please email Carol at or call the parish office


 Registration is now full. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact Carol at or call the parish office.