CIS Retreat in Daily Life (RDL)

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (Phil) invites you to encounter God in your everyday life

The Retreat in Daily Life is for men and women who desire an intense encounter with the Lord in their daily routine.

Those who have gone through the Retreat in Daily Life have these to say?

"Inspiring & revealing - It's entirely a new experience each time I encounter Jesus - a revelation of myself as person totally in need of His constant guidance - how much I need Him in my life - and a revelation of how present He is in all that I do."

"My RDL experience has been beneficial for helping me discern what God wants me to do in my life. At this point, my life's question is not anymore what I want to get from the world, but how much I've served the world in the way God wants me to."

"The RDL experience is enriching in that it has "opened me up" and allowed me to look into my interior - what's going on in my life; why I am asking in a certain way, etc. It has also pruned me to open up to God-o to reach out to Him, to answer His call."

"My RDL experience is very fulfilling so far. Because of RDL I can say that I have improved with my dealings with other people & with myself as well."

"The RDL is the most amazing experience I have had so far. It is filled with so much grace, love and compassion from our Lord. Here, I am discovering how gentle and loving Jesus truly is. The experience is very personal and moving. Most importantly, I am getting to know Jesus more and more and I am surely being healed of all that needs to be healed in my life.."

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life

Undergoing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola can be a most profound and transforming spiritual experience. It is a time for intimate contact between God and the person making the Exercises.

For persons who cannot take time off to devote thirty days to do theretreat, St. Ignatius offered the Spiritual Exercises in daily life.
The retreatants do not leave their homes and places of work. They
keep their regular schedules but commit themselves to a daily prayer
period of 30 minutes to one hour and meet weekly with their retreat

The Retreat in Daily Life for Beginners is an adaptation of the
Spiritual Exercises and is most suitable for those who are starting in their spiritual journey, or those who want to attend to their spiritual thirst or hunger. The Retreat Daily Life for Beginners runs for 14 weeks.

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life is for those who experience a compelling desire to know, love and to pattern their life after Christ. The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life runs for 35 weeks.

Who may apply to the Retreat in Daily Life

Applicants are those who are:
1) able to make a firm commitment to the retreat
2) able to allocate time for formal prayer of 30 minutes to 1 hour each day
3) willing to pray the suggested prayer materials of the retreat
4) willing to reflect on and journal their prayer experiences and to share the fruits of their prayer with the retreat guide
5) willing to be guided by a competent lay retreat guide

Program Cost: Php 4,000.00 (RDL for Beginners, 14 weeks)
Php 7,500.00 (Spiritual Exercises RDL, 35 weeks).

Program cost covers retreat materials, stipends for retreat guides, as well as expenses for the prayer workshops and recollections.
- 30% non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to confirm participation in the program. Deadline for payment: August 3, 2007
- 40% payable at the Launch of Retreat in Daily Life on August 26, 2007
- Remaining balance 30% payable on or before the Prayer Workshop on September 23, 2007.
Deadline for registration: July 13, 2007.
Pre-retreat interviews will be scheduled after submission ofapplication forms..
Advent Recollection: December 2, 2007.
Lenten Recollection: February 24, 2008


Requests for scholarships may be considered by the Executive Director.

Applicants for scholarship must submit a letter of request addressed to:
Fr. Celerino I.M. Reyes, S.J.
Executive Director, CIS Phil.

Spiritual Pastoral Center, Seminary Road
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: 426-4250 to 51
Fax: 426-4250 or email:

N.B. For those who plan to earn credits for the MA degree course in Spirituality and Retreat Directing, the retreat in daily life fulfills the prerequisite for the course Theo 282.2 Fundamentals of Directed Retreat Giving conducted by CIS in partnership with Loyola School of Theology.


Group and Individually Guided Retreats and Spiritual Direction

Come away to rest, pray and experience renewal in a group or individually guided retreat. Retreats are available on specified schedules throughout the year. Weekend, 3-day, 5-day, 8-day, 30-day,retreat for lay, seminarians, religious and priests are available upon request with one month notice before the activity. You may also comefor spiritual direction monthly. For more information please contact CIS Phil at 426-4250/51.


Please complete this form and mail or fax to: Center for IgnatianSpirituality Phil) . Spiritual Pastoral Center, Seminary Road .Ateneo de Manila University Campus . Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon CityFax: 426-4250 . E-mail:

______ YES I have read and understood requirements of the RDL program.I want to apply for: RDL for Beginners ________ Spiritual Exercises RDL ________

Full Name:
Nick name: _______________________ Birthdate: M/ /D/ /Y/ /
Sex: __________ Religion: _______________ Occupation: ______________________
Home Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Office Address: ______________________________________________________________
Position/Rank: _______________________________________________________________
E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________________
Land phone: ________________________ Mobile: ________________________________
If member of religious order or lay community, what congregation do you belong to? _______________________________________________________________
No. of years in the congregation/community: __________________________________
If lay, single or married? ______________ No. of children: ___________________
Have you attended any retreats in the past? Yes ______ No ______
When? ______________________________ How long? ______________________________
Name of retreat director/directress: _________________________________________
Have you received any spiritual direction in the past? Yes ______ No ______
With whom? _________________________ How long? ______________________________
Reason/s for participating in the RDL program:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you currently under the care of a physician/counselor/therapist? _________(If yes, please explain briefly) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you taking any medications? _________ (If yes, please list which and what they are used to treat)

Please submit this form and set an appointment for the pre-retreat interview. Upon acceptance into the program, please confirm your participation by paying a 30% non-refundable registration fee. Make checks payable to Center for Ignatian Spirituality.)

You may also deposit to:
Acct No. 3081-1105-56 BPI Loyola Katipunan
Acct Name: Center for Ignatian Spirituality
And fax the deposit slip to Telefax no: 426-4250 and indicate name and purpose of deposit.

We presume on the part of all applicants a willingness to be guided by a lay retreat guide. Thank you for your interest in the program. For more information please contact CIS Phil at 426-4250/51.