Ignatian Retreat

Ignatian Retreat

Jul 26, 202102:30 am

Jul 31, 202107:00 pm(GMT+0)


In-Person at Mercy Center Burlingame

Event details

Join us for a weeklong retreat with a combination of live reflections & guided activities from our experienced Ignatian Spirituality team.

  • Daily one-on-one spiritual direction sessions
  • Daily Scripture meditations
  • Icons, poetry, and art activities
  • Virtual Taize prayer
  • Shared Prayer

Mercy Center welcomes you to a week of prayer and discovery in the spirit of Ignatius—to find God in all things. Ignatian retreats are silent with times for prayer, reflection, and renewal. During the retreat, our experienced spiritual directors will offer reflections and optional guided activities: daily one-on-one spiritual direction, scripture meditation, shared prayer, virtual prayer in the Taizé style, and creative activities—art, poetry, making icons.  

Weeklong Ignatian Retreat

See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up. Do you not perceive it?

Isaiah 43:19

This past year has been a challenging one. Many have experienced loss. Others have experienced new opportunities. We are on the cusp of “what’s next?” This retreat can be an opportunity to look back, to acknowledge the difficulties, to identify the graces given, and to listen for God’s invitation to move into each new day with trust.   

Tickets are available for this on-site retreat at Mercy Center* with a private room and meals.

*On-site participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and follow our on-site COVID protocol.

Retreat Team:

Stephen Coffey, OSB. Cam., Steve is a Camaldolese Benedictine monk from the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo. Fr. Steve engages in ministries of spiritual direction, retreats, and adult faith formation. He is particularly well known for his retreats on mystics, such as Julian of Norwich and Elizabeth of the Trinity, OCD.   

Sharon Chiarucci is a spiritual director who has a great interest in the expression of spirituality through various art mediums. Her training was through the Creighton Christian Spirituality program. For a number of years, Sharon has been a director for her parish’s annual Busy Persons Retreat and also accompanies individuals through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Although she lives in Hawaii, technology and the experience of this past year have enabled her to broaden her direction services to people throughout the Islands and on the Mainland. 

Kathy Pooler is a spiritual/retreat director with a practice in the Sacramento area. She completed her spiritual direction training at Mercy Center, Burlingame in 2005 and has additional training and experience in Ignatian spirituality, group direction, dream work, retreat direction, and the use of expressionist art in the spiritual direction practice. Her recent retreat work includes facilitation of the Spiritual Exercises, incorporating the perspectives of Teilhard de Chardin.  

Jean Evans, RSM, Jean has an MA in Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco and  trained for retreat direction at Loyola House in Guelph, Canada. Jean has directed retreats for seminarians and women and men religious overseas and in California. She offers retreats and spiritual direction at Mercy Center and is responsible for the Mercy Center's monthly Taizé Prayer on-line. 


For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474.

For more information visit: www.mercy-center.org

These are unprecedented times. If finances are an issue, please email us at registration@mercywmw.org for a learning grant discount code. We want to make sure our offerings are available to everyone.