Our last Still and Silent Retreat was held in November 2016.

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Find the stillness you need.
Enter into the silence you desire.

CHARIS NYC presents this peer-led weekend Still+Silent Retreat.

  • Experience a deeper kind of quiet while being guided in different modes of Ignatian prayer
  • Receive individual spiritual direction to help you reflect on your experience of silent prayer
  • Emerge from the retreat with approaches to integrating silence in your daily life


What to Expect

Our Still+Silent Retreat is an introduction to silence for men and women in their 20s and 30s, regardless of where you are in your own faith journey, and what your previous experiences with silence might be. The only prerequisite is the desire to find quiet and contemplative space in which to go deeper with your relationship with God.

Still+Silent will introduce you to the rich history of silence in the Roman Catholic tradition including Christian contemplation, meditation, and silence. In the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this retreat uses silence as a tool to quiet the thinking mind and make space in which to listen to the voice of God. It is an opportunity to disengage the exterior world in order to be more attentive to the interior world.


About Charis NYC
CHARIS NYC is a ministry which presents Ignatian spirituality retreats in the Jesuit tradition by and for Catholic young adults of New York City.  Since its founding in 2011, it has emerged as a leader in connecting participants to a vibrant 20s-30s Catholic community and fostering a closer relationship with God, through the Seekers Retreat and What Next? Retreat, peer-led weekends rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.  In 2015, the ministry introduces a third, brand-new retreat, the Still+Silent Retreat, developed and presented by the Charis NYC team.  The ministry counts over 200 “alumni” from its retreats, with retreatants and ministers hailing from a diverse set of NYC parishes, groups, and organizations.  Charis NYC is sponsored by The Jesuit Collaborative, which is a member of the Charis Partner Program.  For more information: visit, like Charis NYC on Facebook, or follow @charisnyc on Twitter.

About The Jesuit Collaborative
THE JESUIT COLLABORATIVE, sponsor of Charis NYC, is a nonprofit organization that helps people grow closer to God through prayer and retreats in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).  The Collaborative fosters collaboration between lay and religious men and women and offers a variety of innovative retreats and programs in diverse formats and settings to meet people where they are in their spiritual lives.  Programs range from half-day to multi-day/week and are offered to teens, young adults, the Hispanic community, boards of directors, and other audiences.  To learn more, visit

The Jesuit Collaborative, sponsor of Charis NYC,
is a member of the Charis Partner Program.