Campus Ministry offers various overnight and day/evening retreats, providing the University community unique opportunities for spiritual growth.
For more information on any of these retreats, please contact Fr. Harry Geib, Retreat Coordinator, (304-243-2293, email@example.com). Check out the retreat calendar for a list of upcoming retreats.
Freshman Overnight Retreat
The Freshman Overnight Retreat, held in the Fall and Spring Semesters, offers first year students an opportunity to get to know one another, to reflect on their past, and to focus on their futures at Wheeling Jesuit University. Through a series of talks, prayer experiences, and sharing, students can prayerfully reflect on the transition from high school to college with some basic elements of Jesuit spirituality.
Time Out Retreat
A “retreat in daily life,” designed to fit into a busy student’s schedule, the TIME OUT RETREAT asks only for a commitment to 30 minutes of daily prayer and regular individual meetings with a spiritual director. Renew your prayer life, see God working in your daily activities, and deepen your sense of Ignatian spirituality. The TIME OUT RETREAT is offered second semester, during Lent, and many students continue the spiritual direction relationship well beyond the schedule of the retreat.
Living the Fourth Retreat
This peer-led weekend retreat is offered for upperclassmen who have already participated in a Kairos Retreat. Each weekend focuses on topics that impact one's relationship with God, self, and others. Living the Fourth weekends are held at Lantz Farm in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Kairos weekend retreats focus on encountering Christ in a small retreat community. Wheeling Jesuit students and Jesuit high school graduates, among others, will lead the retreat. Students who would like to participate as leaders or retreatants should contact Campus Ministry, 304-243-2385.
Silent Weekend Retreat
This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to take a weekend away for quiet prayer. Each retreatant will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a spiritual director who helps guide the retreatant's prayer.
Ignatian Spirituality Retreat
This retreat weekend held in the Spring semester focuses on several topics related to Ignatian Spirituality. Presentations are given by WJU faculty and administration. There will be time for individual prayer and meditation.
Senior Afternoon of Reflection
This evening retreat of prayer and sharing, planned by graduating Seniors and Campus Ministry staff, takes place during Senior Week. Seniors reflect on their time at Wheeling Jesuit and enter into their lives after Wheeling Jesuit.
Other Retreat Experiences
We can provide various specifically tailored retreat experiences periodically and on request. Your club, organization or athletic team might benefit from overnight and day/evening experiences. Please let us know how we can serve you!