Retreats

Come away by yourselves to a secluded place, and rest a while.

Mark 6:31

Connections Retreat

Connections 2019

When: September 9–11, 2022
Where: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, Rindge, NH
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Sign up here: Connections Retreat 2022

Don’t miss out on the best weekend of freshman year! The Connections Retreat is Campus Ministry’s annual retreat for first-year students. Spend a weekend at beautiful Toah Nipi Retreat Center in Rindge, NH having fun, growing in faith, and learning about life at PC. Take a break from the busyness of starting college, form new friendships, and reflect on the role of God in your life. Make great connections with upper-class student leaders and other new students! Enjoy a weekend of canoeing, s’mores around a bonfire, time for prayer, a fresh outlook on college, and great food. The weekend also includes small group games and discussion, an Olympics Games competition on Saturday afternoon, and the opportunity to learn about all that Campus Ministry has to offer during your time at PC. Transportation and lodging are provided. Students of all faith traditions and backgrounds are welcome!

For more information, please contact JP Manning.

Men’s Wilderness Retreat

When: October 14–16, 2022
Where: Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY

Unplug, unwind, and enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful fall weather during our annual Men’s Wilderness Retreat. Enjoy hiking at Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, NY during peak foliage season, campfires, cooking over open fire, and camaraderie, as well as opportunities for Mass and confession. This retreat is open to all male undergraduate students.

Registration will begin in early September and you will receive a packing list upon signing up. Transportation and tents are provided. We have additional camping gear for all participants.

For more information, please contact JP Manning.

Women’s Wilderness Retreat

When: October 14–16, 2022
Where: Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH

Come and enjoy the scenic views on Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. This retreat includes a hike up Mount Monadnock, tent camping at Monadnock State Park, fellowship around the campfire, Mass on the mountain, and adoration in the woods. Take a break, enjoy the fall colors, and experience the glory of God’s creation! This retreat is open to all women on campus.

Registration will begin in early September and you will receive a packing list upon signing up. Transportation and tents are provided. We have additional camping gear for all participants.

For more information, please contact Sister Anne Frances.

Lighthouse Sophomore Retreat

When: November 5–6, 2022
Where: The Retreat at Norwich Lake, Huntington, MA

Attention sophomores! Looking to get away for a weekend to grow closer to God and the Class of 2025? Our Lighthouse Retreat is for you.

Join us November 5–6 at the Retreat at Norwich Lake in Huntington, MA for witness talks from upperclassmen about their experiences of sophomore year at PC, prayer, games, great food, and a weekend away from campus! You’ll enjoy time with old and new friends in small groups, have a bonfire on a lake, and enjoy the gorgeous late fall New England weather. Prayer opportunities for the weekend include Holy Mass, Eucharistic adoration, opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation, and smaller times of prayer and reflection led by student leaders.

Lighthouse is a retreat which focuses specifically on the experiences you all go through in your second year on our campus. These include things like balancing leadership positions and commitments, nurturing old and new relationships, and perhaps feeling a little lost or uncertain about your faith. It can be very easy for your sophomore year to leave you in search of a firm foundation, an anchor which can bring clarity and strength to your specific story. On Lighthouse, we want to meet you where you are, walk with you, and be instruments in your discovery of how God is calling to you, even amidst stormy seas.

If you ask anyone who has attended in years past, they will tell you that it is a truly meaningful weekend that could not come at a better time during your time at PC.

For more information, please contact JP Manning.

Silent Retreat

When: February 18, 2023
Where: Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center, Madison, CT

Our fourth annual Silent Retreat will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center in Madison, CT. This one-day retreat will include reflection talks by a chaplain and campus ministers, opportunities for the sacraments, and time for personal prayer and reflection. The last few Silent Retreats have been incredible and we are so excited to see what the Lord has in store for each of us in these moments of peace, relaxation, and quiet. Other than the talks by staff and the sacraments, this retreat will be made in total silence. This is our most unique retreat offering in that there are no small groups, games, or icebreakers, but simply time to be with God in a profound way. We are so excited to share the graces of this beautiful weekend with you!

For more information, please contact JP Manning.

Encounter with Christ Retreat

When: March 31 – April 2, 2023
Where: Enders Island Retreat Center, Mystic, CT

“I was going through the motions, but didn’t feel like God was in my daily life. Not until I went on Encounter.” Come on PC’s Encounter with Christ Retreat March 31 – April 2, 2023 at seaside Enders Island in Mystic, CT to experience the joy and fullness of a life with Jesus Christ! This unique retreat brings together many different people who are in different places in their lives and in their walks with God. This is the 40th time we have offered this awesome weekend retreat for our Friar Family. The weekend retreat is led by students who have previously attended the Encounter retreat and is filled with time for reflection, the sacraments, personal prayer, and fellowship with friends. It is a great opportunity to take a weekend away from the busy life of the PC campus and have time for prayer, reflection, and community building. Open to all grades. Come find out what encountering Christ is all about!

For more information, please contact JP Manning.