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Busy Person’s Retreat 

April 24th — April 29th, 2016

Beginnings:  Dinner & Prayer–   Sunday, April 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Daily meetings with a spiritual director (one-on-one; you pick the time that works for you!)

The Busy Persons Retreat is the perfect way to insert some retreat time into a busy schedule.  It begins with a large group gathering, but the substance of the retreat week is daily one on one meetings with a spiritual director– a person trained to guide you to follow the movements and presence of God in your everyday, ordinary life.  It is a rich and fulfilling experience for all involved.  Sign up early, spaces are limited to number of spiritual directors.  Email Erin for more information (

Ready to register? Sign up HERE.

Into the Deep 2016 

Friday, Feb. 26th, 5 pm – Saturday, Feb. 27th, 6 pm

*meet at Newman, travel to the Marianist Retreat Center

Join us for this winter retreat to rest, unwind and refocus on what matters!  This year’s theme is “Healing” and we’ll be focusing on all the ways we need to personally heal so that we might be more integrated, whole members of community.  We’ll look at the healing of mind, body and spirit and learn concrete, applicable tools to invite healing into our lives.  If interested, please sign up on our website ( and if you have any questions, please email Erin Duffy-Burke:


Triton Awakenings 

Nov. 4-6, 2016

This is our annual fall retreat and Newman is celebrating our 21st year of having Awakenings at UMSL.  Awakening simply is one of the best weekends you’ll have in college.  An opportunity to break away from whatever is stressing you out, the retreat is focused on fellowship in faith as you become closer to Christ.  This retreat is open to everyone, so please, invite your friends! It’s the perfect weekend for anyone searching for something in their life.


Interested in being a part of the 2016 Awakenings planning Team?  Sign up HERE.