The Sheil Catholic Center gives students the opportunity to deepen their faith with God each quarter through a variety of retreats. The retreat programs are led by a team of students and the Sheil staff. Each retreat is held in a sacred setting with ample time for prayer, reflection and conversation.

Read on to learn more about Sheil’s unique retreats for undergraduates, graduate students and associates:

Sign up for Kairos Retreat

Sheil is proud to present NU Kairos 6. While the retreat is Catholic, you don’t have to be Catholic or even religious to get something powerful out of it. If you have participated in a Kairos retreat in the past, It’s a much more relaxed experience at NU.

Sign up for Student Almost Silent Retreat

STUDENTS: Sheil has a unique retreat experience! Have you ever wondered what it might be like to build your day around prayer and silence or what the life of a monk is like? Come to the almost silent retreat after exams have finished and find out. The cost is $75 and scholarships are available. Contact Mary Deeley at for details. Registration is open
This special retreat is open to students and associates. It is a wonderful experience for different generations to come together and share their faith. For more information, please contact Tim Higgins at or (847) 328-4648.
Our most popular retreat experience, the Busy Student Retreat provides an opportunity for students to go on retreat without ever leaving campus. This week-long retreat during Spring Quarter is a chance for students to find time for God and focus on their personal relationship with Christ. For one week, students commit to a half-hour of prayer and a half-hour meeting with a Spiritual Companion each day, and can also attend evening reflections. Details For more information, please contact Tim Higgins at or (847) 328-4648.
This undergrad retreat is planned, organized and run by students. The volunteer team determines the theme and flow of the retreat.