The Busy Student's Retreat is held every year the Sunday through Thursday falling the second week of February. During this week, St. Mary's invites priests and religious sisters from 10 - 15 different religious orders around the country to visit and give daily personal spiritual direction with students. This week focuses entirely on forming and growing each student's personal prayer life. The retreat is based on a 30/30/30 format. This format includes:
30 minutes daily spiritual direction meeting with assigned spiritual director
30 minutes daily personal prayer and reflection
30 minutes of additional prayer each day (usually 5:30 daily Mass suggested)
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to focus more on their prayer life and how to implement it in their busy daily routines.
"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy"
-St. Therese of Lisieux
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”