Silent Retreat | University of Portland

Silent Retreat

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
- Mark 1:35

Mt. Angel Abbey

About Silent Retreats

When we take the time to still our minds and bodies, we become more aware of God’s loving presence in our lives. Jesus himself would seek quiet places to pray, and he often invited his disciples to join him.

Campus Ministry’s Silent Retreat encourages students to experience God’s presence more deeply through a weekend of quiet prayer, reflection, and solitude, away from many of life’s distractions. Each participant will receive guidance from a Spiritual Mentor throughout the retreat.

Stay tuned for more information about silent retreat opportunities during the 2024/2025 school year.

Please contact Kayla Garchar at or 503.943.7906 with any questions.