Retreats

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.

Student Retreats

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

Fall 2018

NEW STUDENT RETREAT
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10am - 6pm
Golden Gate Park
$10 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is September 6, 2018.
REGISTER HERE
New Student Retreat is a light-hearted and relaxing atmosphere and a great opportunity for first year students and leaders to meet each other, form new friendships, reflect and pray together, and look forward to their time at USF, all while enjoying our campus backyard, Golden Gate Park. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

ST. FRANCIS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, October 6, 2018
USF / SF
$10 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is October 4, 2018.
REGISTER HERE
Join us for an exploration of San Francisco like you have never seen it before, through the eyes of St. Francis. Over the course of the day, we'll travel through the city, stopping at a coffee shop here and a church there (the exact route will change). This retreat will feature talks and activities at each stop and great conversation en route. In the midst of all the walking is a relaxed and laid back atmosphere; ultimately, the day is about taking a walk with friends and recognizing God's presence there, too. You can expect to meet new people and come away with new insights about your own journey so far and maybe even learn a thing or two about St. Francis. This retreat is open to USF students, faculty, and staff. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

KAIROS 33
Friday, November 2, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
NatureBridge, Sausalito, CA
$50 per person
The deadline to register and pay online is October 26, 2018.
REGISTER HERE
The word Kairos means 'God's time' and this retreat is intended to help you explore and deepen your relationships with God, yourself, and others. While this retreat does have some similarities with the Kairos retreat many students went on as high school students, it is a different retreat in many ways. We encourage all interested students to attend and share in this unique experience of community at USF. For scholarship and other information, please email Cara Annese.

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 December 5, 2018.
REGISTER HERE
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
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
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.

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