Go Ahead--Push "Pause" This Weekend

We all need a break once in a while, right? At Campus Ministry, we believe there's no better way to get away than to embark on one of the unique, rewarding retreat experiences we offer year-round. Each of our retreats has its own color and character, but they all emphasize community, prayer, simplicity, faith and lasting impact.

After all, the best retreats mean much more than what we can pack into a few days! So if you want to make your weekends more memorable and more meaningful, check out our retreat schedule.

Catholic Lenten Retreat

How is Christ calling you this Lent?  Where is God leading you through the Lenten journey?  Come and explore these questions and more as you encounter God's grace in the Catholic Sacraments, grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith life, and be inspired to more actively live your Catholic faith.

Open to: All Students
Dates: March 11-13, 2016
Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 per person if registered on or by February 24th.  $50 per person anytime after February 24th.

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

Fees include all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information contact Kelly Adamson.

Guided Journaling Retreat

Take some time away for yourself and be guided through individual reflection using different journaling methods.  This retreat will involve some communal sharing and meals together, but will be much more focused on the individual and providing different experiences of prayer through journaling and spiritual guidance.

Open to: all traditional undergraduate students
Dates: March 4-6, 2016
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40 if registered on or before February 19th.  $50 after February 19th.

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

Fees include all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information contact Mike Bennett.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse explores life's challenges and searches out the sources of light and hope within those challenges. The Lighthouse retreat offers time to explore spirituality, self, and relationships through ritual and community reflection. Relax as the team guides you through fun, creative and sacred experiences.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: November 13-15, 2015 and April 8-10, 2016
Location: Glen Helen, Yellow Springs, OH
Cost: $40 on or before October 30 (for fall retreat); or on or before March 23 (for spring retreat); $50 after October 30 (fall) or March 23 (spring)

Registration Opens: September 18, 2015 at Noon, EST (for fall retreat) and February 12, 2016 at Noon, EST (for spring retreat)

Fee includes all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Mike Bennett.

Madeleine Group Retreat

The Madeleine Group Retreat provides an experience to get off campus for a full weekend with others who have participated in a Madeleine Group.  The weekend will provide prayer, reflection, and small group opportunities to dive deeper in your relationship with God, with others in your Madeleine Group, and with your peers from other Madeleine Groups!  This is a new experience this year created out of student interest that we are very excited to offer!

Open to: all students participating in a Madeleine Group
Dates: February 5-7, 2016
Location: Bergamo/ Mt. St. John
Cost: $20 (for leaders) and $40 (for participants in groups)

Registration Open: August 3, 2015

For more information contact Mike Bennett.

Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat

Discernment retreats offer an opportunity for young adults to learn more about Marianist religious life, pray, discuss and relax in a peaceful atmosphere for a weekend. There is no cost for attendance at the retreats which take place at the Marianist retreat facility on Governor's Island. These retreats are offered once a semester.

Open to: all
Dates: February 19-21, 2016
Location: Governors Island
Cost: An open heart and mind

For more information, contact Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI at ntrahan@gmail.com

Metamorphosis

This weekend retreat brings sophomores together to reflect on relationships, faith and life changes. The retreat offers tools to sophomore students in the area of self and group reflection, discernment, and an individual's spirituality and prayer life. This retreat focuses on the perplexing questions of "Who am I?" "Who am I becoming?" "Who am I called to be?" In the words of Frederick Buechner, on vocation, discernment, and the quest for one's calling is: looking for "where your greatest gifts meet the world's greatest needs."

Retreat starts with dinner that Friday evening at 5 pm in Liberty Hall basement, and we'll return to campus on Sunday between 4:30 - 5 pm. Come be inspired & re-energized!

Open to: Sophomores
Date: November 13-15, 2015
Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 on or before (2 weeks prior to the retreat date); $50 after that point

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

For more information contact Bridget Ebbert.

Metanoia

Metanoia inspires people to a change of heart by exploring the Gospel and how it shapes our own lives and the lives of others. Through scripture and sharing of personal witnesses, Metanoia challenges students to explore their invitation to discipleship. The Metanoia retreat is a moving and fun weekend with many surprises.

Open to: sophomores, juniors and seniors
Dates: February 19-21, 2016
Location: Bergamo Center, Beavercreek, OH
Cost: $40 on or prior to February 5, 2016; $50 after February 5, 2016.

Registration Opens: Friday, December 4, 2015 at Noon, EST

Fee includes double room with private bath, all meals and materials.  Transportation can be provided as well, if needed.  Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact Allison Leigh.

 

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings Retreat offers first year students the opportunity to get off campus, away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God. This retreat focuses on the transitions we encounter in life, especially in coming to UD. We discuss the fears and expectations faced in these "New Beginnings," the relationships we develop, and the visions we have for ourselves in this new time. On this retreat you will meet new friends, learn about what others are encountering in their transition to UD, and grow closer to God. Maybe beginning college won't feel so overwhelming anymore.

There will be time to listen, talk, share; pray alone and with others; have some fun; and get some sleep (well, maybe not too much sleep!)

Open to: first-year students
Dates:  September 25-26, 2015 or October 2-3, 2015
Location: tba
Cost: $30

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

For more information, contact Bro. Tom Pieper or Jen Morin-Williamson or contact your local campus minister in:

  •     Stuart Hall RM 139
  •     Marianist Hall RM 117
  •     Marycrest Hall 2 Middle
  •     Founders Hall RM 125
  •     Liberty Hall RM 101

The Road Less Traveled

Led by first year students for first year students, this retreat will focus on how the themes of identity, journey and discipleship play in our lives.  This weekend will give you a chance to look deeper into the things that drive you and make you who you are.  With a combination of prayer, fellowship, games and simple time away from our hectic lives, this retreat will rejuvenate your life and give you a much-deserved infusion of joy and peace.

Open to: first-year students
Dates: February 12-13, 2016 and February 19-20, 2016
Location: TBA
Cost: $30  (Retreat team: $20)

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

Fee includes all meals, lodging and materials. Transportation is provided.  Financial assistance is available.

For more information, contact the campus minister in your residence hall.

UD Interdenominational Ministry Encounter and Experience Retreats

Step into your faith life and challenge yourself to look more Christlike in all areas.  Previous topics included building faith, making transitions and resetting priorities, values and perspectives.  What will this year's retreats bring? No matter what the topic, growth in God is sure to occur as we engage with nature and God.

Open to: All undergraduate students
Dates:Encounter Retreat: October 2-4, 2015
Experience Retreat: April 1-3, 2016
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40

Registration Opens: August 3, 2015

Fee includes all meals and lodging.  Transportation is provided. Financial assistance is available.

For more information contact Rev. LaKendra Hardware.

Wilderness Retreat

Go take a hike! Discover yourself, God and new friends as the team leads you through the stunning beauty of Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Hiking by day and sleeping under the stars at night, experience a weekend of prayer and simplicity.

Open to: all undergraduate students.
Dates: September 25-27, 2015 (women’s), October 2-4, 2015 (men’s), April 15-17, 2016 (co-ed)
Location: Red River Gorge, KY
Cost: $40 on or before September 11 for women's, September 18 for men’s, April 1 for co-ed; $50 after those dates.

Registration Opens:
Men’s and Women’s: August 3, 2015
Co-ed: February 19, 2016

Fee includes all meals and transportation.  Backpacks can be provided as well.  Financial assistance is available.

For more information contact Mike Bennett.

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Allison Leigh

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Retreats and Faith Communities

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Email: Allison Leigh

Phone: 937.229.4813

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Campus Ministry: Retreats and Faith Communities

Mike Bennett

Campus Minister for Retreats and Faith Communities

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Email: Mike Bennett

Phone: 937.229.4241

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Campus Ministry: Retreats and Faith Communities

Mary Kate Behan

Graduate Assistant for Retreats

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Email:

Phone: 937.229.2575

Graduate Assistant
Campus Ministry: Retreats and Faith Communities

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