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Amoris Christi

Ignatian Silent Retreats

"In The Silence Of The Heart, God Speaks." 

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

What is an Ignatian Silent Retreat?

Quiet. Prayer. Contemplation. 

Ignatian silent retreats open up a space in one's heart and mind to hear more clearly the voice of the Lord and the movements of the Holy Spirit.


During each day of the retreat – be it 3, 5, 8, 15, or 30 days, retreatants have: 

  • 4-5 hours of personal prayer, often using Lectio Divina with specific passages given to each retreatant 

  • One on one meetings with a spiritual director who helps guide the retreatant deeper in their prayer and understand how the Lord is speaking   

  • Participation in Holy Mass

  • Prepared meals and refreshments 

Why is silence so important?

"When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." - Mathew 6:6

Silence is not just the absence of noise, but it is the original resting place of God. Out of the darkness and quietness of the world, God brought forth light and all of creation. 


“Through silence, we return to our heavenly origin, where there is nothing but calm, peace, repose, silent contemplation, and adoration of the radiant face of God.” - Cardinal Sarah.  

In the silence, our senses our attuned more clearly to the one voice that matters most  – the voice of the Father expressing his great love and care for each of us. Like Jesus, who so often retreated to the mountains and the desert to pray, so too do we stand to benefit from time of unwavering focus on the presence of the Lord.  

What we Offer


Delray Beach, FL

Duncan Conference Center

Join for a three-day silent retreat at Amoris Christi's campus. Retreat dates for the upcoming year will be coming soon. Please contact Tony Patteril at if you are interested in attending a retreat or making a personal retreat.


Chicago, IL

Joseph and Mary Retreat Center

In partnership with Jesus Youth and the Jesus & Mary Retreat House, every summer we offer 3, 5, and 8-day silent retreats.  This summer they are between July 18- August 3rd, 2022. Contact Fr. Thomas Pulickal at if you are interested in attending! 

  • How much do silent retreats cost?
    The cost for our silent retreats is $110 per day – this includes a private room with an attached bathroom and shower, three meals each day, refreshments and snacks, daily spiritual direction, and access to our various prayer facilities.
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