Eastern Point Retreat House, Gloucester
Eastern Point Retreat House is an ecumenical ministry of the Society of Jesus under the patronage of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who is a 16th century Jesuit saint from Italy. In celebration of the 450th anniversary of his birth, Pope Francis designated 2019 as a Jubilee Year of St. Aloysius.
Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola and in the Catholic tradition, our ministry is open to all who seek God in their lives. Through a variety of retreats and spiritual direction, we accompany people from many walks of life, that they may be more attentive to God’s activity and more responsive to the call to work toward the greater glory of God. Our ministry follows the spiritual path laid out by Ignatius as a way of discerning God’s presence in our everyday lives.
Our Retreat House is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about an hour’s drive northeast of Boston. Noted for the spectacular beauty of its rocks, ocean, and woods, Eastern Point provides an ideal atmosphere for contemplation, prayer, and engagement with God. Our resident retreat wing accommodates 38 retreatants in single ensuite rooms, many of which have ocean-view balconies.