Overwhelmed No More: Summer 2022

6 Ways to Discover and Live God's Vision for Your Life

** Registration for this retreat is currently closed. If you're interested in the self-paced version of Overwhelmed No More, click here.


God created you for a life of meaning and purpose
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With the overwhelming number of choices and decisions, how do you come to discover what this life of meaning and purpose looks like? You may even wonder, “Does God have a vision for my life?

God desires to meet you where you are and to help you discover your next right steps. Drawing on the promises of God found in scripture and the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this retreat seeks to answer: How do we settle our scattered minds and hear God’s voice and call when everything competes for our attention?

There is hope!

You do not have to feel overwhelmed anymore and you do not have to journey alone.

We are inviting you to join our community as we journey together through the discernment wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola. For six weeks we invite you to intentionally pause, pray, and embrace a path of abundant hope, peace, and purpose.

This unique online retreat, based on the 500-year-old discernment wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola provides an individual retreat experience within a virtual community of faith.

Throughout the retreat, Becky will guide you through the Ignatian discernment process. Together with her team of Ignatian prayer guides we will help you discover and live God's vision for your life. A vision where you are overwhelmed no more!

The Six Ways to Discover and Live God's Vision for Your Life:

  • Week 1: Know You Are Not Alone
  • Week 2: Pray in Daily Life
  • Week 3: Center Your Life Around God
  • Week 4: Clarify Your Yeses
  • Week 5: Choosing Between Goods
  • Week 6: Walk Boldly in Peace


Along with community support, we’ll walk through
weekly video teachings from Becky, prayer guides, worksheets, and other spiritual tools. Each week there will be an opportunity to gather and share the graces of the retreat on a community wall.

  • Journey with an international community
  • LIVE Community Zoom Calls
  • Audio replays of the LIVE Zoom Call
  • Go Deeper Resource Library each week

  • Take stock of what’s keeping you busy
  • Learn how to center your life around God
  • Discern and prioritize your greater yes
  • Gain the peace that comes from intentionally and prayerfully bringing your busyness and overwhelming circumstances to God
  • Walk in the boldness that comes from clarity

Your Instructor


Becky Eldredge
Becky Eldredge

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director passionate about inviting people closer to Christ. She accompanies people as they navigate deep waters of their faith lives through spiritual direction, writing, retreats, and as founder of Ignatian Ministries, a home of deep-water accompaniment. She is author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives and Restless Souls (Loyola Press, March 2017).

Becky currently lives in Baton Rouge, LA, where she accompanies others in monthly spiritual direction and through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Becky’s heart for accompaniment began over twenty years ago through retreat ministry. She invites people deeper in their walk with Christ by offering retreats and days of reflections rooted in the Spiritual Exercises. She continues to train others in the art of guiding Ignatian prayer and retreat facilitation. She is part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Spirituality Center teaching staff where she trains spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. She also works with individuals and groups to teach the art of accompaniment and discernment.

Becky’s latest passion and mission is founding Ignatian Ministries, a home of deep water accompaniment. This new ministry is a spiritual gathering place for people longing for more, for those thrust into the deep end by life, and for those looking for a community to continue supporting their intimacy with Christ. Ignatian Ministries offers retreats, prayer resources, and guided audio prayer for a growing international community.

Learn more about Becky’s ministry at www.beckyeldredge.com and by following her on Facebook and Instagram.


Retreat Curriculum


  Journeying Together
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  Go Deeper: Prayer Library
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Overwhelmed No More literally changed my life!

I started it because I wanted to do a little something more during Advent. Little did I know that my "little something more" would be God taking me on a journey to deepen my relationship with Him like never before.
I learned ways of talking to God, learning about God, and being with God that I had not previously experienced. I am happy to say that my time with God today, several months later, looks completely different and more meaningful than ever before. I am eternally grateful that the Holy Spirit prompted me to enroll in Overwhelmed No More.

- Jenny Kiehl, Marietta, Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the retreat start and finish?
The retreat starts on June 20th and finishes on July 31st. As soon as you register, you will receive a welcome email with access to the Getting Started module to prepare you for the retreat. The first week of content will become available on June 20th and then you will receive new content every week for six weeks. Please note that the content will be released according to Universal Time (UTC) rather than your personal time zone. Content opens on the Monday of each week at 12am UTC (which might be Sunday evening depending on where you are). Reminder emails that there is new content are sent Mondays at 3pm UTC. Please opt in to receive emails from Teachable to ensure you receive these communications.
What makes this a community journey compared to a self-paced course?
This is a community experience, which means you will be journeying with Becky and a community of people each week. There are weekly opportunities to share your personal experiences with others and pray together while journeying towards peace. If you find yourself falling behind, no worries! You will be able to access the content from previous weeks so feel free to go at a pace that works for you. The retreat content will also be available after the six weeks are over.
How do you bring the in-person retreat experience to an online retreat?
This retreat model has many of the traditional aspects of an in-person retreat. Your retreat facilitator, Becky Eldredge, gives reflections and directs your attention to certain materials or scriptures for your personal prayer time. In this online retreat, Becky will do this through video-recorded talks, live community Zoom calls, embedded/downloadable handouts, and guided audio prayer experiences. The most important part of an in-person retreat is time spent with God. During this online retreat, you are invited to set aside some time in your daily life for quiet reflection and prayer. This prayer time can happen according to your schedule. Each week includes a guide for prayer with daily scriptures as well as additional prayer activities.
What is the expected time commitment for this retreat?
Plan to set aside 10-15+ minutes for daily prayer and reflection, 25-30 minutes each week for the video, and 1 hour to attend the optional community Zoom calls. The retreat will start on June 20th and will continue for six weeks, ending on the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, July 31st.
What if I can’t make the community Zoom calls?
The live Zoom calls are a bonus component of this retreat and it is optional to attend. It is an opportunity for us to gather as a community for prayer, small group conversations, and group sharing. If any given call doesn’t fit into your schedule, no worries; we’ll be posting the recordings for you to listen to at your leisure. Please note that small group discussions will not be included in the recordings for privacy purposes.
What supplies will I need for this retreat?
Supplies needed for the retreat: - Computer, tablet or smartphone - A prayer place - Bible - Journal - Weekly prayer guide (will be provided) Optional: - Blank paper, markers, colored pencils, etc. (for some of the prayer activities) - Binder/folder to store prayer materials
What if the cost is too much?
Just like all of the retreats that Becky offers, we do not want the financial aspect to keep you from attending. If you want to attend this retreat and your budget does not allow for it at this moment, please email us at [email protected] We will get you a coupon code with an option to pay what you can.
How can I access this course? Is there an app?
The course platform is Teachable. If possible, please opt in to emails from Teachable so that we can send updates and notify you that new content is available. You can access the course through logging into Teachable.com on a computer/laptop. There is also a free Teachable iOS app for Apple devices. Note that through the app, you will not have access to the community wall and will have limited access to the handouts. If you need the handouts emailed to you as a .pdf, please email [email protected]

This retreat has helped me allow God to be in control of what I do next,

to be happy where I am, and not try and pre-empt God's plans for me. In other words, to live in the moment.

- Barbara Delafield, Westhoughton, UK

This retreat is not open for enrollment.