Retreats

Student Retreats

Retreat programs provide an opportunity for members of the USF community to become reflective, spiritually attentive, engaged, rejuvenated, and active.

Spring 2019

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES SILENT RETREAT
Tuesday, January 9, 2019 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
$200 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is January 11, 2019.
REGISTER HERE FOR SPIRITUAL EXERCISES SILENT RETREAT
You are invited to immerse into silence for the Spiritual Exercises Silent Retreat. This retreat is a silent, individually-directed retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and includes such activities as one-on-one spiritual direction with a director, film showings, masses, and daily prayers and meditations. This retreat is open to USF students, faculty, and staff. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

SPECTRUM RETREAT
Friday, February 22, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019
NatureBridge, Sausalito, CA
$50 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is February 20, 2019.
REGISTER HERE FOR SPECTRUM RETREAT
Spectrum is an LGBTQ+ focused retreat to build community, explore spirituality, and enjoy nature. In this supportive and affirming retreat space, undergraduate USF students will gather to share stories and build community with one another. The retreat cost covers round-trip transportation, all meals, and snacks. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

MOUNTAIN MEDITATION RETREAT
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Mt. Tam, Mill Valley, CA
$10 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is April 4, 2019.
REGISTER HERE FOR MOUNTAIN MEDITATION RETREAT
The Mountain Meditation Retreat is an outdoor retreat located at Mount Tamalpais (Tam) and rooted in meditative awareness and practice. Join together with USF students, faculty and staff to focus on the Ignatian motto Cura Personalis ("care for the whole person") and include various multi-faith meditation technique lessons and practices, hiking, and reflection time. The retreat cost includes round-trip transportation, lunch, and snacks. This retreat is open to USF students, faculty, and staff. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

THRIVING IN TRANSITION
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
Romero Room | University Ministry - Toler 122
The deadline to register and pay online is April 11, 2019.
REGISTER HERE FOR THRIVING IN TRANSITION
Thriving in Transition is a retreat for all senior ROTC students and members of Military Veterans of USF. Through small and large group discussions and activities, participants will have a unique opportunity to reflect on the complex reality of being both a soldier and a student as well as the many other transitions we all face throughout our lives. Day one (April 12) begins with an opportunity for reflection and community building and Day two (April 13) will guide participants through an exploration of the complex realities of life as both veteran and student. The retreat will take place on the campus of USF. Overnight accommodations are not provided. Retreat will be lead by Brenda Bertrand. She finds joy in helping people get unstuck so they can take a leap of faith in work and life. She has graduate degrees in organizational and human behavior and theology, and serves God and country as a seminary and US Army Reserve chaplain. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, she is an ordained minister, speaker and life coach based in Los Angeles. For more information, please email Cara Annese.

Retreat Leader Applications

University Ministry is currently accepting applications for Retreat Student Leaders for 2018-2019. Interested students should email Cara Annese.

Retreat Scholarship

Retreats Scholarships are available for students with expressed need. To apply for a scholarship, please email Cara Annese, no later than the deadline to register for the retreat.

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