The Koinonia (Greek for "community") Retreat builds community by bringing individuals closer to Christ through experiences of Christian witness, faith-filled encounters, discussions and team-building activities. This student-led retreat will encourage you to reflect on your own faith life and seek a deeper relationship with God, while engaging you with peers making similar faith journeys. Throughout the two-day retreat, you have the opportunity to reflect, grow, renew, celebrate and enjoy.
Although the retreat is offered from a Catholic perspective, all Benedictine University students are invited and welcome to attend. No experience is required. If God is calling you to “re-retreat,” answer the call!
Cost: $40 (includes transportation to and from campus, lodging, meals and more.)
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)
This retreat can take place over the course of one week or an entire semester. It is intended for busy college students who cannot spend a whole weekend at a retreat, but desire to find God in their hectic everyday lives. All students (no matter your faith or experience) are encouraged to participate. The Busy Person’s Retreat is designed to fit both a student’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:
Monday: Communal opening prayer and meeting.
Tuesday-Thursday: Individual sessions with spiritual companion.
Friday: Closing prayer and meal.