Saint Paul’s 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 our retreat Intern, Will Puchner.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate / Young ProfessionalS Retreat
A retreat is a great way to step away from the world and from work, allowing us to return with renewed vigor and purpose. The Grad/YP retreat includes opportunities for silent prayer, group discussion, and fellowship while reflecting upon the Holy Family as a model for Trinitarian Love and a model for our lives.
Koinonia (SPK) Retreat
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.
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.