Retreat in Daily Life (RDL)

Date: September 03, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Location: Ateneo de Manila University

Groups: Public



CIS-Phil invites people who cannot take days off from home or work but interested to experience the Spiritual Exercises. St. Ignatius adapted the Exercises for people to make a retreat in the midst of their daily life. RDL retreatants commit themselves to a daily prayer period and regularly meet with a Spiritual Director.

RDL for Beginners (18th Annotation)
The Retreat in Daily Life for Beginners is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises and most suitable for those who are starting in their spiritual journey and with the desire to deepen their prayer life.  The RDL for Beginners will run for fourteen (14) weeks.

Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (19th Annotation)
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 SpEx in Daily Life run for 35 weeks.

Who May Apply for a Retreat in Daily Life

  • Able to make a firm commitment to the retreat
  • Able to allocate time for formal prayer of 30 minutes to one (1) hour daily
  • Willingness to pray the suggested prayer materials of the retreat
  • Willing to reflect on and journal their prayer experiences and to share the fruits of their prayer with the retreat guide
  • Willing to be guided by a competent lay or religious retreat guide

Deadline for Registration:  August 18, 2017
Pre-retreat interviews will be scheduled after submission of application forms.

Launch and Prayer Workshop 1 : September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Prayer Workshop 2:  October 1, 2017 (Sunday)
Advent Recollection:  November 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Lenten RecollectionMarch 11, 2018 (Sunday)


Program Cost: 

Php 7,300.00 (RDL for Beginners, 14 weeks)       
Php 11,300.00 (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. 
-          40% payable at the Launch of Retreat in Daily Life on September 3, 2017
-          Remaining balance 30% payable on or before the Prayer Workshop on October 1, 2017

Requests for scholarships may be considered by the Executive Director.

Applicants for scholarship must submit a letter of request addressed to:

Fr Silvino L Borres Jr, SJ
Executive Director, CIS Phil.

 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.