Mercy Center



The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius
Is God Calling You to Something New?

September 2017 - May 2018
Begins September 29, 2017

The application period has now closed.

To go on the waiting list, or for any further information, contact Brittany Soracco at 650.340.7495.


Spiritual Exercises Format

4 retreat days (10:00 am to 2:00 pm) consisting of group spiritual direction and contemplative prayer, in an atmosphere of natural beauty and peace at Mercy Center, Burlingame

24 phone-in meetings (Fridays, time TBD) for group spiritual direction sessions


8 individual spiritual direction sessions scheduled at the convenience of the participant and the spiritual director


Small group creates intentional community and enriches diversity of process while providing ample individual attention

You will need to purchase The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life by Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J. (Loyola Press, September 2011). Please read pages 1-30 prior to the September 29 meeting.

Program Cost

$1,000 plus $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Program Staff

Retreat and Group Spiritual Director: Liz Lawhead


One on one Spiritual Direction: Mercy Center staff

Application and Resources

The application period is closed. The program schedule is posted for informational purposes.


Read and print the program schedule

Contact Information

For further information, email Brittany Soracco or call 650.340.7495.


Updated 8/16/2017