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.

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Art Prayer Retreat

Pray in Color! Explore your relationship with God through the unique experience of Art Prayer.  No artistic talent needed!  This reflective weekend will feature hands-on prayer and journaling experiences using color, words and images.  All materials and instruction provided.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: November 14-16, 2014
Location:  Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 per person if registered on or by October 31; $50 per person anytime after October 31

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

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 Allison Leigh.

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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 13-15, 2015
Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 per person if registered on or by February 27th.  $50 per person anytime after February 27th.

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

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.

Register now!

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Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat photo 2012

Take time to celebrate, learn, and share in your relationship. The Couples Retreat provides a chance to spend quality time together and for both of you to grow spiritually. There is also plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Couples in all stages of their relationship are encouraged to attend. Only one member of the couple must be a UD student.

Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors
Dates: February 13-15, 2015
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $80 per couple ($40 per person) if registered on or before January 30.  $100 per couple ($50 per person) after January 30.

Registration Opens: December 1, 2014

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.

Register now!

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Grace in Everyday Life

Take time this Fall to refresh yourself at this one day retreat on the beautiful grounds of Transfiguration Retreat Center in West Milton, about 30 minutes north of the UD Campus.

The day will consist of reflection on the graces and blessings of your life, with time for sharing as well as opportunities for personal prayer and journaling. 

All materials as well as lunch is provided.

Open to: all UD faculty and staff
Dates: October 25 2014, 9a-3pm
Location:  Transfiguration Retreat Center
Cost: $10 per person if registered on or by October 20; $20 per person anytime after October 21

Registration Opens: September 8, 2014

 Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information contact Kathy Sales.

 

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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: October 24-26, 2014 and April 10-12, 2015
Location: Glen Helen, Yellow Springs, OH
Cost: $40 on or before October 10 (for fall retreat); or on or before March 27 (for spring retreat); $50 after October 10 (fall) or March 27 (spring)

Registration Opens: August 29, 2014 (for fall retreat) and February 13 (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.

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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: January 30-February 1, 2015
Location: Bergamo/ Mt. St. John
Cost: $20 (for leaders) and $40 (for participants in groups)

Registration Open: August 7, 2014

For more information contact Mike Bennett.

Register now!

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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: 
Location: Governors Island
Cost: An open heart and mind

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

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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 Friday, Nov. 14th at 5 pm in Liberty Hall basement and we'll return to campus on Sunday, Nov. 16th between 4:30 - 5 pm. Come be inspired & re-energized!

Open to: Sophomores
Date: November 14-16, 2014
Location: Governor's Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40 on or before October 31; $50 after October 31

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

For more information contact Bridget Ebbert.

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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 6-8, 2015
Location: Bergamo Center, Beavercreek, OH
Cost: $40 (on or prior to January 23, 2015); $50 (after January 23, 2015)

Registration Opens: Friday, December 5, 2014

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.

Register now!

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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:  October 3-4, 2014 or October 17-18, 2014
Location: tba
Cost: $30

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

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

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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 20-21 and February 27-28, 2015
Location: TBA
Cost: $30  (Retreat team: $20)

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

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.

Register now!

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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 3-5, 2014
Experience Retreat: April 10-12, 2015
Location: Governors Island, Indian Lake, OH
Cost: $40

Registration Opens: August 7, 2014

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

For more information contact Rev. LaKendra Hardware.

Register now!

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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 26-28, 2014 (women’s), October 3-5, 2014 (men’s), April 17-19, 2015 (co-ed), May 15-17, 2015 (faculty/ staff)
Location: Red River Gorge, KY
Cost: $40 on or before September 12 for women's, September 19 for men’s, April 6 for co-ed; $50 after those dates and for faculty/staff retreat.

Registration Opens:
Men’s and Women’s: August 7, 2014
Co-ed: February 20, 2015
Faculty/Staff: March 20, 2015

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

Mike Bennett

Campus Minister for Retreats and Faith Communities

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Email: Mike Bennett

Phone: 937.229.4241

Mary Kate Behan

Graduate Assistant for Retreats

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Email: Mary Kate Behan

Phone: 937.229.2575

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