The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford spreads over 37 park-like acres overlooking the Little Miami River, 30 minutes east of Cincinnati. In addition to sweeping lawns and walking paths, the grounds include a meditation grove, a labyrinth, Stations of the Cross and a chapel overlooking the river. For those seeking quiet outdoor prayer and meditation, there are few places that equal the tranquility of the Jesuit Spiritual Center.
Retreat facilities include two large overnight retreat buildings, a smaller retreat building for up to eight people, an enclosed pavilion and dining hall for day events and a riverside cabin. The buildings and facilities are used for center-sponsored retreats and activities and are also available to faith-based organizations on a rental basis.
Visitors enjoy private air-conditioned rooms, each with its own sink and closet, large chapels, a meeting room, an exercise room and excellent meals served in each retreat building’s own dining room. Around the buildings, paved walkways meander through gardens and over wide lawns.
The Jesuit Spiritual Center offers a wider array of retreats. Three-day Ignatian Weekend Retreats, started in 1929, continue to offer a traditional, preached experience modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. More recently, personally directed retreats lasting up to eight days offer retreatants a quiet, solitary time of introspection and prayer guided by an experienced spiritual director. The center also offers conference retreats, topical faith retreats, youth retreats, days of reflection, Kairos reatreats and spiritual direction.