Saint Paul’s Retreats
Each year Saint Paul’s offers a variety of retreats for 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, reevaluate, and 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.
Below you can find information about all of the retreats offered throughout the year and how you can sign up when registration is available.
If you have further questions about retreats feel free to email our Retreats Intern, Carlee Olsen.
Saint Paul’s Koinonia (SPK) Retreat
This retreat is so popular that it is offered twice a year – Fall 2021 SPK is October 22nd-24th! 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 fill up fast. Registration opens October 11th.
In order to truly retreat, one must leave their life behind in order to walk towards God. The men’s 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 spirit.
The women’s silent retreat will be December 3-5th at Lake Waubesa Bible Camp with the Sisters of Mary Morning Star.
Men’s silent retreat will happen in spring.
This is our largest retreat of the year and will happen in peaceful Green Lake, WI! February 11th – 13th, 2022, over 150 Undergrads will gather for a weekend of fun, prayer, and community. It’s the perfect opportunity to get off campus to relax, play games, and grow in relationship with God and other students.
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. The fall retreat was Oct 8-9th, 2021.
Graduate / Young ProfessionalS Retreat
A retreat is a great way to step away from the world and 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.
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.