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Fall Break Retreat: Called to Joy

Discernment Retreat

In his recent Letter to Young People, Pope Francis reminds young adults that God calls every person to “joy in its fullness.” We experience this joy not only through the professions that we choose but also through our relationships and the daily decisions that help us grow in relationship with God.

Campus Ministry invites you to come away this Fall Break for a 2-night/3-day retreat, exploring how you invite God into your life’s decisions to experience deep joy. In the Christian tradition, this process is known as “discernment.”

The weekend will include time for prayer, rest, and conversation in a peaceful retreat space, as well as an exploration of discernment and practical tools for approaching your own decisions. We will return by Tuesday afternoon, leaving space for additional break plans or study.

The online application is now closed. However, we may still have openings available. If you are interested in attending, please contact Annie Boyle at

Dates: Sunday, October 14th – Tuesday, October 16th (departing around 3:00 pm and returning around 12:30 pm)

Location: The Lodge at Camp Tilikum

Open to: All students of all class years, majors, and faith backgrounds

Cost: $25

Please do not let cost be a barrier to your attendance. Financial assistance is available by emailing

Application: The application will be open through October 5th! You will receive confirmation of your place on retreat via email.

You can find additional discernment resources on our Vocation Discernment webpage.