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If you'd like to get on the wait list for an overnight room:

Please email Andrea Fontana at andrea@ignatiancenter.org. Early bird registration deadline: Friday, July 5. Non-refundable deposit and completed registration form required to reserve a spot. 

Have you registered already and need to pay your balance?

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A Pilgrimage of the Heart: Summer Ignatian Retreat

A three-day guided silent personal retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

*3:30 pm Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm Sunday, July 28, 2019

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way

Retreat Team:

Presenters: Fr. Ryan Rallanka, S.J., Rosanne Michaels and Matt Barmore. Assisting Jesuits: Fr. Matt Holland S.J. & Fr. Eric Watson S.J. Spiritual Directors: Lisa Dennison, Mary Hartrich, Tim Malone, Maria Ochoa, Carla Orlando & Andrea Fontana.

About the retreat

Take the time this summer to rest, renew your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this 3-day guided silent Ignatian retreat at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way.  This silent retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by handouts with suggestions for prayer and abundant time for silent reflection; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; evening prayer and sharing in the Eucharist. Click here to see an example of last year’s retreat schedule.

People of all ages, faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds are welcome, especially those with an openness to deepening one's experience of prayer in the Ignatian tradition.


Single room, shared room, and commuter options will be available. Resident Retreatants will have lodging (individual or **shared rooms, all with private bath) and meals in a beautifully renovated retreat center overlooking Puget Sound. Commuter Retreatants will have meals only. * Check-in is 2:45-3:15 pm.   **Those sharing a room will either share one queen bed, or may request a roll-away.

Early Bird rate through July 5th.  Final Week rate from July 6th-12th.     

Single Room, Resident

  • Early Bird rate: $320 | Final week rate: $345  

Shared Room, Resident

  • Early Bird rate: $275 (per person) | Final week rate: $300 (per person)

Commuter Retreat (meals only)

  • Early Bird rate: $220 | Final week rate: $245  

Partial work scholarships are currently unavailable - please email Andrea Fontana if you are seeking financial assistance.

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Matt Barmore

Matt Barmore is the Executive Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Center. Matt manages the daily operation of the ISC, provides leadership and support for the staff, networks with other Ignatian ministries in the province, and oversees efforts to ensure the ISC’s long-term sustainability.

Prior to taking on the role at the ISC, Matt worked in Jesuit high school ministry for 37 years. For 12 of the past 22 years, he was the principal at Seattle Preparatory School, where he currently works part time as an English teacher and the Director of Ignatian Formation. He graduated from Santa Clara University, holds a Masters in English from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco. His dissertation focused on the laity in Jesuit ministries.


Rosanne Michaels

Rosanne Michaels is a Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation at St. James Cathedral. Rosanne has spent many years on staff at the Cathedral teaching classes, facilitating groups, and offering retreats. 

Rosanne also maintains a private practice in spiritual direction, and is a spiritual director with SEEL (Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life.) Originally from the east coast, Rosanne taught high school English in Stamford, Connecticut. She holds a Masters in English from Stony Brook University and Masters degree in Spirituality from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. Over the years, she has been a frequent facilitator at the Ignatian Spirituality Center. 


Fr. Ryan J. Rallanka, S.J.

Fr. Ryan Rallanka, S.J. is the chaplain at Seattle Prep, where he also serves as campus minister, music minister, and theology teacher. Fr. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and English from Seattle University, an MA in Philosophical resources from Fordham University, and an MA in Divinity from Santa Clara University.

One of Fr. Ryan’s passions is spiritual direction and accompanying others in developing their relationship with God. He has served as a spiritual director for the SEEL program in Portland, OR, and for the 8-day and 30-day silent retreats held in the summer at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, CA. As chaplain at Seattle Prep, he regularly meets with faculty who see him both for ongoing spiritual direction as well as those going through the 19th Annotation retreat.   


Call (206) 329-4824 or email Andrea Fontana, ISC Program Coordinator. 

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center