Retreats offer time away from campus life to reflect on who we are, who God is, how we are known and loved by God, and how to respond to that love. They also provide an opportunity to meet new people and find support for living a spiritual, faith-filled life. Diverse in focus, setting and length, Campus Ministry retreats are rooted in Ignatian spirituality.
Nature Retreat (Sept. 28-30, 2012)
Explore the wonders of God's creation during this weekend retreat in the Missouri woodlands! Discover the presence of God while hiking, star-gazing, and sitting around a campfire with friends. Experience peace and rejuvenation as you rest in the beauty of nature. (registration fee applies)
SLU ENCOUNTER RETREAT (NOV. 9-11, 2012 & MAR. 22-24, 2013)
Come to know yourself better and grow in your relationship with God through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Led by a team of students, faculty & staff, this uplifting weekend retreat consists of inspiring talks, small group discussions, time for personal prayer and Sacrament. (registration fee applies)
IGNATIAN SILENT RETREAT (JAN. 9-13, 2013)
Discover freedom and intimacy with God through silence, personal meditation with Scripture, and conversations with a spiritual director. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, this retreat is particularly geared for those who have made prior retreats. (registration fee applies).
SENIOR RETREAT: EVENING OF REFLECTION AND DISCERNMENT
Calling all seniors! This simple overnight retreat during the spring semester includes dinner, prayer, and reflection on your four years as a college student with time for personal and communal discernment about life and faith after SLU. Located at Manresa. Students will return to campus in time for Thursday morning classes. Cost is $10.
Fresh Look Retreat (OCT. 26-28, 2012 & April 12-14, 2013)
First year students take a fresh look at where they have been, where they are now, and where they desire to be in the future. An amazing group of SLU student leaders offer insight and perspective as they help make sense of the early days of college life. (registration fee applies)
URBAN PLUNGE RETREAT (SEPT. 15-16, 2012
Learn more about realities affecting the poor and marginalized in the city of St. Louis, deepen your understanding of service and justice, engage in service and reflect on those experiences.
MEDICAL SCHOOL RETREAT
The theme of this retreat will be "Life In Medicine". Your life in medical school can seem all-consuming, yet there is more to your life. You wonder how you will do it all. You want to grow spiritually. You anticipate having a family life; there is need for social time and quiet time. How do you integrate all of this into the one person who will be you as a physician? Come aside for awhile and reflect under the guidance of an experienced pediatric ENT physician. We will work from your concerns, your questions, your experience. We have the Scriptures as a resource in our search.
Contact Fr. Jim Baker, S.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-8071 for more information.