Retreats are about getting away from the stress of “the routine" and coming closer to your spiritual self.

Campus Ministry's retreat programs offer a wide variety of getaways, a time to unplug yourself from the many distractions of life and refocus your heart and mind on your spiritual journey. Whether your idea of "getting away" is finding a quiet, wooded spot for personal prayer or practicing yoga and meditation, there's something for everyone: incoming freshmen, graduating seniors, those wishing to experience one-on-one spiritual guidance or those who are looking to meet new people.

Students of all faith traditions are welcome to gather together and engage in conversation with one another as we build a spiritual community.

Freshmen Escape

The Freshmen Escape is a chance to take time out and reflect on your experiences during a weekend getaway led by upperclassmen. You'll have the opportunity to: 

  • Meet new friends
  • Discuss issues of college life
  • Explore your faith
  • Hang out and relax

 The retreat is held every fall in late September.

Check out photos from the 2015 Freshmen Escape.

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Freshmen%20Escape) (Josh Stagni).

Emerge Retreat

Upperclassmen – sophomores, juniors and seniors – the freshmen got their chance to Escape and now you get a chance to Emerge! Get away from campus to relax, reflect, build a community of support, serve and be strengthened.     

This retreat is held every fall in early November.

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Emerge%20Retreat) (Josh Stagni).

Senior Retreat

During the craziness of senior year, take a short break to reflect on your time at St. Edward's and stop to enjoy these last moments with other seniors. This overnight retreat led by St. Edward’s staff and alumni provides an opportunity to share memories and pray together for God’s blessing as you prepare to move beyond the Hilltop. The Retreat is open to all seniors graduating in December 2015, May, August or December 2016. 

February 5-6, 2016

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Senior%20Retreat) (Josh Stagni).

Mystery of Faith Retreat

This student-led weekend retreat is based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as the core mystery of Christian faith. Each person brings their own lens to this saving mystery and how it relates to our own lives. By bringing each person’s perspective into the conversation, we can dig deeper into Christ’s role in our lives and explore our faith as its own an unfolding mystery.

March 4-6, 2016

Check out photos from the 2016 Mystery of Faith Retreat.

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Mystery%20of%20Faith%20Retreat) (Josh Stagni).

Men's Retreat

Get together with other men from St. Edward's for spiritual conversation and renewal.

April 2016 (TBD)

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Men's%20Retreat) (Josh Stagni).

Women's Retreat

Connect with other women of faith and join us for a day of reflection and sharing designed to help us slow down and recognize God in our everyday.

April 2016 (TBD)

For more information, contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Women's%20Retreat) (Josh Stagni).

Busy Person's Retreat

The Busy Person’s Retreat is offered for 6 weeks each spring and provides a welcoming environment for people of all faiths. Tailored to your needs by a spiritual companion, you’ll be guided through a series of exercises to help you:

  • Find your spiritual center
  • Examine your relationship with God
  • Rejuvenate through contemplation and prayer

This "retreat in everyday life" is centered around weekly meetings with a spiritual mentor, which last about an hour. Participants also come together as a group to begin the retreat with a community prayer service and to celebrate their growth at the end of the retreat.  A booklet of suggested scripture and reflective passages will be given to each participant.

For more information, contact larrya [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Busy%20Person's%20Retreat) (Bro. Larry Atkinson, CSC).