Unique retreat experiences
With the busy lives that many students lead, it’s more important than ever to spend time away, devoted to prayer and reflection, to build their relationship with God, their peers and themselves.
While on retreat at the Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center in southern Indiana, seniors, juniors, and freshmen hear meaningful talks by student and faculty leaders, have time to personally reflect on their lives, and participate in small- and large-group activities, as well as prayer services centered on their relationship with God. Sophomores participate in the CrossRoads “Follow Me” retreat where they have an urban retreat experience based on outreach to the margins. Many seniors are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills on freshman retreat as small group leaders and presenters.
The following are the retreat themes:
Freshmen: “I Am Real” – to discover a greater sense of self
Sophomore: “Follow me” – to experience outreach to the marginalized
Junior: “Listen with Your Heart” – to respect the sense of self in others
Senior: “The Rose” – (Senior Christian Awakening) to answer the call inherent in being a child of God, created in love and free to choose to live in love
It is our hope that financial hardship is never a roadblock for our students’ participation in retreat.
Any student who is unable to pay the retreat fee should contact Julia Scudder, Retreat Director, or Mary Ann Steutermann, Director of Campus Ministry, about financial assistance. Payment plans and scholarships are available.