Silent Retreat

December 15 - 19, 2023

Apply for the 2023 Silent Retreat

Pay for the 2023 Silent Retreat (Non Refundable)

The annual Silent Retreat provides undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to engage in four days of quiet reflection at the end of the Fall semester. During the Fall semester, students begin a process of spiritual direction with experienced staff members, culminating in five days of silence, discernment and reflection. While each director works with students in a unique and individual way according to their needs, the retreat is inspired by Ignatian contemplation and the Spiritual Exercises and students are introduced to and encouraged to use a variety of prayer methods, such as the Awareness Examen, where beneficial. This retreat helps students to develop and be aware of skills for the spiritual life that can be used in everyday circumstances. Students who participate in this retreat experience progress in the discipline of communicating with God regularly. In addition, students learn what it means to have a spiritual director and the benefits of this relationship for the Christian life.

The Silent Retreat is a deep spiritual experience for any student who enters into it with sincerity. The retreat is held in Oceanside, California. The total cost to attend is $175. For more information, please contact Sr. Maria Lai, CSJ, at or 310.338.6475.