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Connections Retreat

Connections 2018

Where: Toah Nipi Retreat Center in Rindge, NH

The Connections Retreat is Campus Ministry’s annual retreat for first-year students. The retreat will take place September 13-15, 2019 at beautiful Toah Nipi Retreat Center in Rindge, NH. Spend a weekend having fun, growing in faith, and learning about life at PC. Take a break from the busyness of starting college, form new friendships with over 100 students from the Class of 2023, 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. Transportation and lodging are provided.

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Men’s Wilderness Retreat

Every fall, Campus Ministry sponsors a Men’s Wilderness Retreat.  This year’s retreat will take place October 18th  – 20th , 2019.  There will be opportunities for Mass and confession in addition to hiking, campfires, cooking, and camaraderie. Unplug, unwind, and enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful fall New England weather.

For more information contact campus minister JP Manning (

Women’s Wilderness Retreat

The Women’s Wilderness Retreat will take place October 18th – 20th, 2019. The retreat is open to all women on campus, including those who grew up hiking and those who have never slept in a tent before. This two-night experience includes a hike, tent camping, fellowship around the campfire, Mass, and adoration in the woods.

Space is limited to 25 students.  For more information, please contact Sister Anne Frances, O.P. (

Silent Retreat

We are thrilled to announce our second annual Silent Retreat, by popular demand of many of our students. We challenge you to begin the spring semester in quiet prayer with our Lord at Cathedral Camp retreat center in East Freetown, Massachusetts on January 11th and 12th, 2020. This one night overnight retreat will include reflection talks by chaplains and campus ministers, opportunities for the sacraments, and time for personal prayer and reflection. 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!

Please email any questions to JP Manning (

Important information and Frequently Asked Questions:
All retreatants will be able to move into their dorms early on Friday. We will drive to and from the retreat together, so no need to make special travel accommodations.
The retreat will begin at 8 AM on Saturday morning. We will return to campus by 3 PM on Sunday afternoon.

Lighthouse Sophomore Retreat

Attention sophomores! Looking to get away for a weekend to grow closer to the Class of 2022 and God? Our Lighthouse Retreat is for you.  Join us February 29th – March 1st, 2020 at beautiful Camp Woodstock in Connecticut for witness talks from upperclassmen about their experiences of sophomore year at PC, prayer, games, great food, and a weekend away from campus! Sign-ups will begin in the fall.

Please contact campus minister JP Manning (  or campus minister Allyse Gruslin ( with any questions!

Encounter with Christ Retreat

Encounter with Christ 39 will take place April 3rd – 5th, 2020 at our new location: Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, Massachusetts. The Encounter with Christ Retreat is open to all PC students. This unique retreat brings together many different people who are in different places in their lives and places in their walk with God.

The retreat is led by students who have previously attended the Encounter retreat and provides participants with opportunities for individual and group prayer, powerful witness talks from PC students, Mass, Confession, and so much more!  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.

Register for Encounter with Christ Retreat

If you have any questions about the weekend, please email JP Manning ( or Sr. Anne Frances Klein (