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Annual Retreats

Encounter Retreat | April 26-28, 2024

If you're an undergraduate or graduate student looking for an opportunity to be stretched, strengthened, and empowered in your faith, join us at Encounter. Student-designed and student-led, Encounter is an invitation to dig deeper into your relationship with Jesus. Enjoy a weekend of community, prayer, and reflection, and be renewed in spirit to live out your missionary identity. Take some time away from campus at the beautiful La Salle Manor in Plano, IL. The cost of the retreat is $100. Scholarships are available.

The retreat is currently full, but we are keeping a waiting list! If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Crystal Serrano-Puebla, Director of Campus Ministry, at 847.328.4648 x16 or via email here.

Kairos Undergraduate Retreat | November 15-17, 2024

Undergraduate students are invited to step away from campus and leave their obligations and deadlines behind to tend to the movements of God in their lives. Kairos is an opportunity to rediscover who they are and who God is in their lives. No matter where one is on the spiritual journey, all are welcome!  The annual Kairos retreat is student-led and a great opportunity to meet new friends, to spend time in conversation and prayer, and to give yourself the space to breathe and refresh the heart and mind. The cost of the retreat is $100. Scholarships are available.

Graduate Students and Young Adults (GYA) Retreat | Fall 2024

Join us for the annual GYA retreat in the fall. If you are seeking for a chance to get away from normal life and grow spiritually alongside other young adults, this is your opportunity! Cost is $50 for Northwestern students, $100 for young adults. Scholarships are available.

Busy Student Retreat | Winter 2025

The Busy Student Retreat enables all students to take a retreat while staying on campus and continuing with your classes and other activities. The format of this retreat accommodates your daily schedule. You commit to spend half an hour of private prayer daily and a half hour meeting with a spiritual companion. The meeting times will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for you and your spiritual companion. The retreat is free to all students.

Day of Renewal | Winter 2025

An annual day of renewal for the entire Sheil community. Includes a lecture, reflection groups, and lunch. $10 for associates, $5 for students. Scholarships are available.