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Spirituality & Retreats

Spirituality & Retreats

Retreats are a great opportunity for reflection and renewal, and are an encouraging time to taste and see the goodness of God in our own lives and the beauty of the world around us. Students of all faiths, backgrounds, and religious experience are welcome. 

With a variety of unique retreat experiences, beautiful settings, and a gifted team of mentors and student leaders, Campus Ministry offers numerous retreats throughout the year, both on and off campus. These retreats focus on a variety of themes and aspects of the spiritual journey, with the ability to meet all participants where they are.


Ignite welcomes first year students of all faith backgrounds and experiences to discover connections to new classmates, upperclass student leaders, and to explore belief and identity through prayer and conversation with one another. Peer leaders share reflections and facilitate small-group conversations on topics related to transition andfinding a place of welcome at Chestnut Hill College.

Retreat in Everyday Life Retreat

“A retreat in everyday life,” Pause gives participants the opportunity to intentionally pray over the course of six weeks on campus. Guided by outside directors, retreatants set aside time each day for prayer and to meet individually with a director. Open to students, faculty, and staff, Pause is a way to deep one’s prayer life without leaving Chestnut Hill College. 

Senior Retreat

An overnight for seniors to listen and discern as they prepare to move forward into the future. invites students into a deeper process of discernment as they begin to explore transition and engage in the unfolding of what will be beyond their life at Chestnut Hill College. 

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