The Busy Student's Retreat is held every year, around the second week of February. The retreat takes place from Sunday through Thursday of that 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, which includes:
- 30 minutes of daily spiritual direction meeting with assigned spiritual director
- 30 minutes of daily personal prayer and reflection
- 30 minutes of additional prayer each day (usually 5:30 daily Mass suggested)
Because the retreat is aimed at busy students, the 30/30/30 schedule is designed to work around other commitments you may have that week.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to focus more on their prayer life and how to implement it in their busy daily routines.
The 2015 Busy Student Retreat will be on February 8th through February 12th, so mark your calendars now!
"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