The Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life (RIDL) 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—retreatants live their commitment to God, to themselves and to their fellow participants by following the steps of this prayer journey.
Each retreatant 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 spiritual direction.


If you are interested in the Retreat in Daily Life (RIDL), contact a facilitator in the area closest to you to schedule an initial interview. Interviews take place July 1 through August 31 (July 15 through August 31 in the Tulsa area). 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 in preparation for the retreat experience.

The Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life is offered in several cities and towns in Oklahoma. Click one of the links to the left for more information. Please note that no one is turned away from the retreat for lack of funds. A fee schedule can be agreed upon based on ability to pay.

"I feel more confident about God's love and forgiveness.”
--Carolyn Biby, RIDL Retreatant, Tulsa

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