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The First Spiritual Exercises - An Online Retreat

SEEL Portland invites you to a retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Using the innovative book written by Australian Jesuit retreat director Michael Hansen, SJ entitled The First Spiritual Exercises, SEEL Portland offers Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus. This retreat combines spiritual conversation and spiritual exercises, similar to the form of the Spiritual Exercises given by St. Ignatius and the early Jesuits.

The retreat in daily life involves a commitment to 40-50 minutes a day of structured prayer from Monday to Thursday and a weekend exercise. The retreat is 6 weeks long (includes orientation meeting and a closing meeting).

Retreatants meet via Zoom weekly during the retreat to receive guidance from the retreat giver and to share the fruits of prayer in small group spiritual conversation with facilitators. This retreat is an opportunity to experience one long conversation with Jesus and to accept the invitation of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to abide in their love.

Come deepen your relationship with God!

Inner Peace in Divine Love April 16-May 21

Inner Peace in Darkness and Light June 4-July 9

Inner Peace in the Service of God – July 23-August 27

Sundays 4:30-6 pm (PST)

Online via Zoom

Jeanette Grimaldi, Retreat Giver

Retreatants need to purchase the book -- The First Spiritual Exercises by Michael Hansen SJ -- to participate (click below to purchase). Please plan to have your book by April 10,, 2023.

Paperback / PDF

Retreat fee - $60 for 6 weeks -

To register, please email Jeanette at

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