Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry

Retreats and Faith Formation

An important part of the Benedictine experience is providing students with opportunities to step back and reflect on some of life’s deep questions and offer resources they can use to grow and develop spiritually.

Faith formation is a broad term that includes such activities as praying, worshiping, bible study, retreats, service and other faith-based activities that help to facilitate students’ spiritual growth during their time at Benedictine.

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Are you Catholic and looking to meet other Catholics and grow in your faith? Join us every Thursday at 4:30 in Campus Ministry for Catholics Who...
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Catholics Who...is for Catholics who do things. Check out our social media @BenUMinistry each week to see what Catholics Who...is doing!
Questions? Email Carol Allen at callen@ben.edu
 

 
 
 
 
 

Busy Person's Retreat

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Next Retreat Date

February 18-22, 2019

Registration is open!
Please register by February 11.

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This retreat takes place over the course of one week. It is intended for busy college students, faculty, and staff who cannot spend a whole weekend at a retreat, but desire to find God in their hectic everyday lives. All students, faculty, and staff (no matter your faith or experience) are encouraged to participate. The Busy Person’s Retreat is designed to fit both an individual's schedule and their unique spiritual path. You will meet one-on-one with a spiritual companion who will work with you, wherever you may be on your faith journey, to better live out your call to love and serve God in your life. The three distinct features of the Busy Person’s Retreat are:

  1. Reflect for 30-minutes with a spiritual companion. 
  2. Renew what it means to be with God. 
  3. Relax on-campus, balancing your busy schedule and making time for God.
Schedule

Monday: Communal opening prayer and meal.
Tuesday-Thursday: Individual sessions with spiritual companion.
Friday: Closing prayer and meal.

 
 

 

Interfaith Retreat

Date: February 2019

Join us for a one-day retreat exploring important religous spaces, practices, and traditions in the local community. Take time to reflect on your own religious and non-religious values. Enjoy fellowship and delicious local cultural cuisine all while learning more about the religious diversity at BenU and in the community.


For additional information contact: Carol Allen at callen@ben.edu
 

 

F.L.I.G.H.T. Retreat

 

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Next Retreat Date

Fall 2019
Starved Rock State Park

 

 

The F.L.I.G.H.T. retreat is a daylong retreat for freshmen students. We will spend the day taking a breather from the hustle and bustle of college life to go out and explore God’s creation while learning how to balance the demands of your coursework, extracurricular activities, family, friends and most importantly – your faith.

On this retreat, you will join other freshmen who are on the same journey to grow in mind, body and soul during their college experience. At Benedictine, we are brought together by our faith and we grow in community through our love. You will be introduced to the Benedictine lifestyle through the hallmarks of love of Christ and neighbor, conversatio, prayer, stability, obedience, discipline, humility, stewardship, hospitality and community.

Please note, all freshmen are welcome to attend but participation is limited.

Cost: Free (Box lunch and transportation provided)

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Carrie Ankeny, M.A.
Director                                            (630)829-6028             cankeny@ben.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Carol Allen, M.A.P.S.
Campus Minister, Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy
(630) 829-6029
callen@ben.edu