Search Retreat

Come as you are. Search for More.

Nov 18-20, 2022 | in Wrightwood


What are you searching for? (John 1:38)

Are you searching for something more in life?  Are you searching for a meaningful experience of God’s love?  Join us as we get away and rediscover our core identity, faith, and calling in life.  There will be witness talks, small group discussions, bonding activities, reflection, prayers, and much more. Spaces are limited. All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Application:  Sign up here (deadline: Monday, Oct 31, 2022) 

Payment:  $75 before Oct 1st and $100 thereafter (scholarships available)

(Pay by cash, check, flexi, or credit card) 

Question?  Contact Fr. Manh Tran at or 310.258.5486.

Search Retreat Leaders

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Search Retreat?

The Search Retreat is an off-campus weekend designed for all who are longing for something more.  Search offers you a meaningful experience of God’s unconditional love by exploring a number of topics including identity, faith, discipleship, forgiveness, and the body of Christ. Regardless of where you are on your faith journey, come as you are, search for more, and be transformed by love.  

Why go?  

  • Meet new friends and experience a community full of fun, faith, and friendship  
  • Get away and encounter God through community, prayers, and nature
  • Have time to reflect on and explore Jesus’ question, “What are you searching for?” 

When and where will the retreat take place?  

  • The bus will be leaving from LMU on Friday at 5pm and will return on Sunday around 4pm.  If you have a class conflict or concern, please contact Fr. Manh Tran at  
  • Location:   St. Edward Retreat Center in Wrightwood 

Do I have to be Catholic to attend the Search Retreat?

  • No. Although the retreat is based on the Christian faith, all students are welcome to attend.   

I’m a grad student, can I attend the Search Retreat?

  • Unfortunately, no. The Search retreat is for undergraduate students only. If you are looking for a graduate retreat, contact Sr. Maria Lai at, Campus Minister for Graduate Students.  

How much does it cost? Any Scholarships? How can I pay? Are there refunds?

  • Payment:  $75 before Oct 1st, 2022 and $100 thereafter (scholarships available)
  • Payment method:  cash, check, flexi, or credit card
  • Scholarship:  if you need help, contact Fr. Manh Tran at
  • Refunds:  in the case of emergencies or extenuating circumstances, you may cancel up to a week in advance.  If approved, you may receive a full credit applicable toward a future retreat.   

Who should I contact if I have more questions?