Our retreat programs are designed to offer an immersive experience away from campus to explore faith, engage questions of life, and build community. These are designed to be experiences away from campus to rest, renew, recharge, and have an encounter with the divine while having fun with friends in an exciting and enlivened community.
Discover community and deepen your spirituality as you begin your time at GU! First Year Retreat invites you to connect with other first year students while exploring and growing through your college transition. Upper-division leaders will share their stories to help you become more whole, dynamic and faithful followers of God. This three-day retreat is complete with plenty of recreation time including games, hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Friendships and great memories are sure to be made. Begin your journey and experience all the great opportunities to build your faith at Gonzaga!
Lumina Vitae (Lights of Life) is a prayerful contemplation of the Catholic faith. It explores the challenges, the graces, and the significance of living and professing your faith with freedom, love, and courage in our post-modern culture. This retreat provides an opportunity to grow in appreciation of Catholicism and to deepen your own faith commitment.
What does it mean to be a “man” in the 21st century? Our media, culture, and experience tell us vastly different and often conflicting answers. Perhaps our Christian tradition can pinpoint definite and discernible male qualities in the incarnate person of Jesus Christ. Men’s Ministry, emboldened by our Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic heritage and identity, challenges the current notions of manhood and calls men to a holistic embrace of authentic identity. Men’s Ministry is done through retreats, events, leadership training panels, prayer groups, discussion groups, book groups, activism, social justice, spiritual development, and community building and engagement.
The Montserrat Contemplative Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. It begins with the belief that God eagerly desires to speak a word of wisdom, peace, consolation, hope, and love to us. Through talks, 1-on-1 meetings with a spiritual director, and quiet prayer times in a tranquil environment, the retreat helps us hear and recognize the voice of God in our busy lives.
Join Gonzaga’s Pilgrims – faculty, staff, students, alums and friends – on an 11-mile trek through beautiful North Idaho, ending at the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart in Cataldo, Idaho. This “retreat on your feet” offers plenty of time for companionship, personal reflection, and recalling Gonzaga’s Jesuit heritage of faith and justice. Once at the Mission, Pilgrims will join members of the Coeur d’Alene tribe and Jesuits for a catered lunch, followed by an outdoor Mass.
See a YouTube video of last year's Pilgrimage here!
Search is a weekend retreat founded on the extravagant love of God. It welcomes all sophomore through senior students to explore Jesus’ love in a community context. The weekend is driven by a series of talks where student leaders share their stories, and retreatants are given space to reflect and share their own perspectives.
Be Encouraged, Empowered and Refreshed. This is a weekend of laughter, rest, quiet, prayer and good food. It’s about low stress, and deep peace. Your time is precious. Your energy is valued. Your voice matters. Bottom line: we know how much is asked of you and we’re not interested in what you can do. We simply want to be with you.