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Saint Paul University Catholic Center

Retreats & Pilgrimages

Graduate Student Retreats

Fall 2019 Grad/YP retreat:
Oct 25-27

Sign up here!
Also, check out the Silent Retreats and the Koinonia Retreat below as they are open to both Undergrads and Grads.


Undergraduate Student Retreats

Each year St. Paul’s offers a variety of retreats to students that allow a chance to get off campus, meet new people, and deepen their faith in God. A retreat is what it sounds like: time to step back, to reevaluate, and to pursue God’s call. Some of our retreats are geared toward building community while others are specifically for you to hear the gentle voice of The Shepherd. Though each retreat is different, they all have common goals: to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to work with others to spread His joy to the world.

Here is information about each of the retreats and how you can sign up when registration is available.

If you have further questions about retreats feel free to email the retreat coordinator at

Silent Retreats

Men: NOV 8-10 @ Holy Hill
Women: NOV 15-17 @ Durward’s Glen
In order to truly retreat, one must leave their life behind in order to walk towards God. The men and women’s silent retreats are great opportunities for students to quiet their hearts and minds, retreat from the noise and distractions of our lives, and hear God’s voice. These retreats offer a chance for silence, stillness, and a rejuvenation of the spirit.

Winter Retreat

February 7-9, 2020

This retreat is our largest retreat of the year! Over 225 Undergrads will gather for a weekend of fun, prayer, and community. This is a great time off campus to relax, play games, and grow in relationship with God.


Koinonia Retreats

 OCT 18-20, 2019  ~  MAR 6-8, 2020

This retreat is so popular that it is offered twice a year. Koinonia is a Greek word for community which is what this weekend is all about; a chance to meet other students and grow in a faith-filled environment. Because of its popularity, the maximum number of spaces will fill up fast.

(Pictured: Winter Retreat 2015)DSCN7140

Busy Students Retreat


Lent is a great opportunity to step back and reflect on life and explore your deeper questions.  We know that some students don’t have the time for a whole weekend retreat, so the Lenten Discipleship Retreat is designed for those with a busy schedule.  The retreat takes place right here on campus and participants meet one-on-one with a peer mentor according to their schedule.

Freshman Getaway

Stay tuned for next year!

This getaway is offered exclusively for freshmen! Students will spend a free fun-filled day playing games, eating food and getting to know other Freshmen new to Madison. Click here to register.