The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

“Better than anyone else, the Holy Spirit will teach you how to taste with the heart and carry out with sweetness what reason shows to be for the greater service and glory of God.” – St Ignatius  


Are you seeking to discover the call God has on your heart at this moment of your life?  For 500 years the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises have effectively given the tools to form a discerning heart: to hear God's call, to understand what influences your behaviors and choices, and to make a bold and generous response. 

3, 5, 8 and 30 (The Full Exercise) Day Retreats

These opportunities are available: December 6-21, 2022 and May 11 - June 11, 2023.


30-Day Retreat: $3,000.00, includes accommodation and meals, all materials, and the stipend for spiritual direction. The 3, 5, and 8-day retreats have a fee of $150.00 per day.

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Fr. Thomas Vendetti, LC
Retreat Director, Spiritual Director

Fr Thomas Vendetti is originally from Rockville, MD. He joined the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Connecticut in 1995. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome and obtained a licentiate in philosophy and a bachelor's in theology. He recently completed his MA in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University in NY, focusing on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2009 he has served in the New York Tristate area for four years as vice-rector and director of development for the Legionaries' center of philosophy in Thornwood, NY, as well as chaplain for Regnum Christi in Manhattan. From 2013 to 2016 he was local director and chaplain for Regnum Christi in Chicago. He is currently serving in the Bay Area as director for Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center and chaplain for Regnum Christi.

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Fr. Juan Sabadell, LC
Spiritual Director

Born in Spain in 1966, joined ECYD (1978/1981) in his teens to later become an RC member during the foundation of RC in Barcelona (1981). Entered the Legionary’s seminary in 1984, and after long years of formation in Spain and Italy, apostolate in the US and overcoming a battle with cancer (1998/99), was finally ordained a priest in Rome on January 2 2001.

Since Ordination, beyond youth ministries in the 90’s and 2000s in Madrid, he has assumed responsibilities of Business Administration and Development in North America until 2008. Served as Dean of Philosophy in Thornwood, NY (2010-2012) as well as Philosophy professor Lecturing on Metaphysics, General and Social Ethics courses. Close collaborator to Card. Velasio de Paolis during the ‘apostolic visitation’ from the Vatican (2012-2014), was, eventually appointed by Pope Francis 4thGeneral Councilor of the Legionaries of Christ (2014-2020). Assigned in late 2020 to the US, as he personally states, he is now excited to return to field work, exercising his priestly and direct pastoral duties serving as RC men’s section director and assist as Chaplain in the Locality of the Greater Detroit area.


Monica Trevino
Spiritual Director

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