Students, as you progress through the Spring Semester, consider taking a weekend off to renew your faith and build some wonderful relationships and memory. You know life cannot all be stress and exams; so take some time to embrace and taste the reality of the fullness of life promised by our Lord. The next Spring Student Retreat will be in March 6-8, 2020 at the Oakland Diocese Retreat Center.
When students reflect upon their time in college, many will recall their time on retreat as one of their most memorable times.
Make sure to make wonderful college memories.
2019 Spring Retreat
March 8-10, 2019 (Oakland Diocese Retreat Center)
As a follow up to the Fall Retreat: Ignite, with our faith ignited, this retreat will explore how our faith helps us to move mountains in our lives. We will explore how to deal with mountains in our lives that keep us from fully living life, mountains such as envy, doubts, and lack of self-esteem. We will also look at how faith helps us foster the virtues needed to move mountains such as community, trust, and love.
2018 Spring Retreat
Home is Here
April 13-15, 2018 (Newman Hall)
At the 2018 spring retreat, titled "Home is Here," we rediscovered the Catholic Church as home and as family by focusing on finding community and love through those around us. We challenged ourselves to begin seeing all baptized Christians as brothers and sisters in Christ and to foster a better sense of family right here at Newman!
This retreat was so special that we decided to host it #athome. That's right this year's Spring Retreat took place at Newman Hall! At this awesome retreat, we had an epic slumber party at a place many know and love. All are welcome! #athome
2017 Spring Retreat
Instruments of Peace: The Way of St. Francis
Feb 10-12, 2017 (Oakland Diocese Retreat Center)
We spent a weekend exploring and reflecting on the Peace Prayer of St. Francis to be better instruments of peace in the world.
2016 Spring Retreat
The Mass: INSIDE OUT
Feb 4-6, 2016 (Oakland Diocese Retreat Center)
We spent a weekend exploring the Mass, inside out,
and the many emotions the Mass evokes in us.
We explored why this ever ancient and ever rich liturgy
is the source and summit of the Christian life.
2015 Spring Retreat
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth:
A Hero's Journey
March 6-8, 2015 (Oakland Diocese Retreat Center)
Following the template of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey (The Call-The Challenge-Treasure-New Life), we used Scripture to explore how God calls each of us on a hero's journey.