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Triton Awakenings 

October 23-25, 2015

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.

Register for Awakenings 2015 HERE.  



2015 dates coming soon!

This is a retreat for those who have already attended the Awakenings Retreat.  It is a chance to grow deeper in faith through selfless love and service!  You MUST have already attended the Awakenings retreat to attend Growth.

To register for this year’s Growth Retreat, click here.

To provide feedback on your retreat experience, please click here.



Busy Person’s Retreat 

April 26th — May 1st, 2015

Beginnings:  Dinner & Prayer–   Sunday, April 26, 6:30 pm

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

Conclusions:  Celebratory Gathering & Sending– Friday, May 1st, time TBD

The Busy Persons Retreat is the perfect way to insert some retreat time into a busy schedule.  It begins and ends 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 and to sign up:

Register HERE.  


Into the Deep 

February 20 – 21, 2015

Dive deep into peace, dive deep into rest, dive deep into this year’s retreat theme:  Reconciliation.  Is there anything in your life that needs healing?  Anything that needs space for prayer, processing and renewal?  Is anything weighing heavily on your heart?  Consider giving yourself the greatest gift:  time away to see, honor and work through whatever it is in your life that needs attention.  In typical Newman-style, this retreat will be in community, yet lots of time will be devoted to your own growth and healing process.  As always, you can share as much or as little of that as feels right to you.  We have a line-up of great speakers that are eager to share their experience with you! It is a tremendous opportunity to take a break in your busy life and honor what is most important.

Where?  Camp Wyman (about an hour from Newman– we’ll meet at the CNC)

When?  Friday, Feb. 20th, meet at Newman at 5 pm ; you’ll be back the next evening, Saturday, Feb. 21st around 7 pm

What do I need?  We’ll provide food and lodging, lots of snacks and all the materials for the retreat.  You just need yourself — open heart, open mind– and probably a change of clothes and whatever other essentials you want.  :)  Zack will give you more details when you sign up!

Does it cost anything?  The retreat is only $15 if you sign up before Feb. 16th and $20 afterwards.  You can pay in cash or check at the CNC or by mailing payment to 8200 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63116, c/o Kay Dieckmann.

For more information, contact Zack at

Just went on the retreat?  Please give us your feedback HERE.