Summer Ignatian Retreat

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

*3:30 pm Friday, July 27 - 2:00 pm Sunday, July 29, 2018

(*Check-in time is 2:45 - 3:15 pm)

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way

Fr. Eric Watson, SJ, Carla Orlando, and John Hickman, Presenters

Fr. Pat Kelly, SJ and Fr. Natch Ohno, SJ, Assisting Jesuits

Matt barmore, bobbie beaudreau, lisa dennison, Andrea fontana, carolyn hickman and sue patrick, additional spiritual directors

About the retreat

Take time this summer to renew your soul and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this 3-day guided silent Ignatian retreat. This silent retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by suggestions for prayer and abundant time for reflection; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; morning and evening prayer; and sharing in the Eucharist.  Give yourself the luxurious gift of time and space to rest, receive, and discern God's presence and direction in your life!  We welcome adults of all ages and faith backgrounds who are open to deepening their relationship with God through the Ignatian spiritual tradition.      

Click here to see a sample retreat schedule from 2017



Early Bird rate through July 6. Final Week rate from July 7-13.                

  • 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 (meals only):
    • Early Bird rate $220 | Final week rate $245  

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.

*Those sharing a room will either share one queen bed, or may request a roll-away.

Partial work scholarships available.  


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If you would like to help subsidize the cost of participation for another person, we welcome your donation. Thank you for helping us to make it possible for all persons to participate in this program! 



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Fr. Eric Watson, S.J. obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from Brown University. Shortly after completing his Ph.D., he joined the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. During his novitiate, Fr. Watson tutored high school students on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana and served in impoverished areas of Appalachia. He studied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Regis College in Toronto, and was ordained in 2009 in Spokane, WA. He began his academic career as an assistant professor of Chemistry at Seattle University in fall 2009. In 2016, Fr. Watson made his tertianship in Australia, where he met the author of The First Spiritual Exercises, Michael Hansen, SJ, and worked with him to give the retreat to lay people in western Australia.

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Carla Erickson Orlando discovered Ignatian Spirituality as a graduate student, and it changed her adult life of faith. Now, Carla integrates her spirituality into her work as Seattle Lead Director of Spiritual Exercises in Everday Life (SEEL), her ministry with college students, children and families, her spiritual direction with individuals, and her retreats for faith communities. Carla loves art, writing, the beauty of Pacific Northwest, and life with her husband, Joe, and their daughters, Sophia and Josephine.


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After 25 years of success in a business career, John Hickman began to feel there was something more he was being called to do. This restlessness led him to explore Ignatian Spirituality. He found the gift of Ignatian discernment and began to explore how he could use his gifts to act on his desire to “build God’s Kingdom here and now.” An immersion trip to El Salvador convinced him he needed to do something to work with poor and vulnerable people. John now works for Catholic Community Services. His spirituality centers on how a person can live out the call of the Gospel in their everyday life. He is a spiritual director, works with Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL), and has been a frequent and much-valued presenter for ISC programs.



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

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center