A Ministry of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life - Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

The Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life is a prayer journey for those who want to live more deeply in relationship with God. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the retreat is a time set apart in the midst of everyday life to help participants discern more clearly God's movement in their hearts.

In the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, the retreat focuses on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus through a prayerful encounter with Scripture. The Ignatian principle of "finding God in all things" lies at the heart of the retreat.


During the course of 30 weeks - from October through April - participants live their commitment to God, to themselves, and to their fellow participants by following the steps of this prayer journey. Each commits to these three activities:

  • Daily private prayer which includes Scripture, reflection, and journaling.
  • Weekly small group meetings in which participants share their prayer experiences with each other. Groups are facilitated by a spiritual guide.
  • Twice monthly individual spiritual direction.


The fee for the retreat is $100 per month. Also there is a one-time fee of $60 for materials.

No one is turned away from the retreat for lack of funds, and a fee schedule can be agreed upon - based on ability to pay.


If you are interested in the Retreat in Daily Life (RIDL) at St. John the Baptist, contact one of the facilitators listed below to schedule an initial interview. Interviews will take place July 1 to August 15th.  The interview process is an opportunity for you to learn more about the retreat, to discern with the facilitator whether or not you are ready to make the retreat at this time, and to begin prayer practices that prepare a person for the retreat experience.

For more information, contact one of the Directors below or the Archdiocese Office of Worship and Spiritual Life at (405) 721-5651 or

Contact Nancy Vargas, (405) 760-4640 
Dick Alexander, (405) 473-5481