In-Person Weekend Retreat:
Embraced By Jesus

July 14 – 17, 2022

Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center,
Metairie, LA (20 minutes from the New Orleans Airport)

Women’s Silent Ignatian Preached Retreat
with Becky Eldredge & Stephanie Clouatre Davis

If you got here by mistake, here’s the link for the 2024 preached retreat with Becky & Stephanie:

Step away to the quiet and rest in the embrace of Jesus. Becky Eldredge and Stephanie Clouatre Davis will guide this women’s preached retreat with prayer, silence, and reflections to help us deeply encounter Jesus through the many postures of his compassion, love, and mercy.

About the Retreat:
The cost for this 3-night retreat is $475 and includes:

  • Private room with private-access bathroom shared by adjoining rooms
  • Delicious home-cooked hot meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Use of the grounds that include walking trails alongside Lake Pontchartrain
  • Please let us know on the registration form of any special accommodations you might need such as wheelchair access or dietary preferences
  • If you are traveling to the area for the retreat and would like the option to add another night at the retreat center, please email Danielle at

Payment options: 

  • Pay in full today
  • Pay in full today plus donate to help pay for someone else to attend*

*To donate beyond the cost of the retreat, choose the “One-time payment + donation” option and enter any amount above $475.

About the Location:
Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center
(Formerly called The Cenacle)
5500 St Mary St, Metairie, LA 70006


Arrival Time: Thursday, July 14, between 3pm – 6pm (dinner at 6pm)
Departure Time: Sunday, July 17, after lunch at 12:30pm

The retreat is now full. Please join the waitlist below.

Would you like to stay an additional night?
If you would like to reserve a room at the retreat center for Sunday night, July 17, the cost is $93. This is after the retreat has ended and there is no additional retreat content, simply a room. We are glad that we can offer this, especially for those who are flying in and would like to have a night on their own Sunday and then travel on Monday. Please reserve it below. This is a separate reservation from the retreat registration. 

About the Retreat Directors:

With a combined 40+ years of guiding people to deep well moments through retreat ministry, and with 20+ years of friendship, Becky and Stephanie are Ignatian-trained spiritual directors and busy women who share a love of Ignatian spirituality, reading books on the beach, strong coffee, and encouraging others to saturate themselves in the love of God.

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives and Restless Souls (Loyola Press, March 2017). She leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, Becky draws from over twenty years of ministry experience to help others make room for God in the busyness and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband and three children.

Stephanie Clouatre Davis, OPA is an Associate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace and is an Ignatian trained Spiritual Director.  In her more than 20 years of ministry for the Catholic Church, she has directed hundreds of retreats and spoken at many conferences for teens, young adults, and adults. Stephanie graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a BA in Theology and spent more than 15 years teaching junior high, high school, and college level courses while seeking masters in both Pastoral Studies and Rhetoric from Loyola University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Stephanie has devoted her life to teaching and developing youth and adult retreats and programs. Stephanie lives in Covington, Louisiana, with her loving husband, Michael, and her two teenage girls, Abby and Emma.