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Retreats

Stepping away from the patterns of daily life creates the space and time for reflection and growth in your spiritual journey.

Campus Ministry invites the university community to participate in a variety of retreat experiences throughout the year. Each retreat has a unique focus, ranging from contemplation and discernment to fellowship.

Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact Victor Lemus for information

 

WHAT IS SEARCH?
Search is the longest-running retreat at Santa Clara University. Staff and student crews guide "Searchers" through an energetic, ecumenical weekend of reflecting, sharing and experiencing God's love in community. While the retreat is grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic spirituality of SCU, it's open to individuals of all religious traditions and themed in such a way that individuals of all backgrounds feel welcomed and comfortable. Many students describe Search as one of the highlights of their Santa Clara University experience.

WHEN IS SEARCH?
Search will take place November 3-5, 2017.

WHERE IS SEARCH?
Search will be held at the beautiful Redwood Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains!

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Of course! In Campus Ministry, we're committed to ensuring that all students who wish to attend a retreat are able to do so. As such, we greatly subsidize their cost and provide some partial scholarships for students in need. If a financial hardship would prevent your attending the retreat, please email Victor Lemus for a scholarship request at vlemus@scu.edu.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Yes! The deadline for Spring Search applications and payment is Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Please note, your spot on the retreat is not reserved until application and payment are turned in. Please complete the online application to apply.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to drop into Campus Ministry at any time with questions. You can also contact Victor Lemus at vlemus@scu.edu

 

Santa Clara University's Ignatian Retreat is a five-day version of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. This dynamic experience features silence and a diversity of prayer practices in a residential setting. Each day will include confidential, individual meetings with a retreat director, more formal presentations made to the group, meals, daily liturgies, and group prayer.
 
The retreat will be held at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, CA Saturday, December 9th- Thursday, December 14th, 2017. Sign-ups will be accepted until December 1st, 2017.

Spaces for the Ignatian Retreat are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by submitting the form below AND a $200 payment via delivery of cash or check to Campus Ministry or online.

Please complete the online application to register.

If you are a faculty and/ or staff, please contact Victor (via email at vlemus@scu.edu or dialing x3431) to discuss retreat spot availability, there are limited spots exclusively reserved for faculty/ staff.

In Campus Ministry, we are committed to ensuring that everyone who desires to attend a retreat is able to do so. As a result, we greatly subsidize the cost of retreats. If you have a financial hardship that would prevent you from attending the retreat, please email Victor (Director of Retreats) regarding receiving a scholarship.

 
Please join us for this year's First Year Retreat at Santa Clara University! The 2017 First Year Retreat will be held October 13-14, 2017. This retreat invites retreatants and leaders to reflect on three foundational themes:
 
* Belonging
* Believing
* Becoming
 
Student leaders partner with various Campus Ministers to give talks, lead discussions, and facilitate practices that help retreatants explore these themes in their own lives.
 

WHERE WILL FIRST YEAR RETREAT TAKE PLACE?
First Year Retreat will take place at a retreat center nestled within the Santa Cruz Mountains.

RETREAT SIGN UP:
Please complete the online application. 

RETREAT COST AND PAYMENT:
This overnight retreat costs $50.  Applications are not complete until payment has been made.  To pay for the retreat, please either pay online with the emarket option, or stop by Campus Ministry and pay by cash or check. Payment must be made within three days of applying.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Of course! In Campus Ministry, we're committed to ensuring that all students who wish to attend a retreat are able to do so. As such, we greatly subsidize their cost and provide some partial scholarships for students in need. If a financial hardship would prevent your attending the retreat, please complete contact Victor Lemos for information.

REFUND POLICY:
Should you decide to withdraw from the First Year Retreat at least two weeks from retreat  to receive a 100% credit to be used for a future retreat within the 2017-2018 academic calendar. Should you withdraw within the two week period, there will be no refund.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to drop into Campus Ministry at any time with questions, or email Victor Lemus the Retreats Director.



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