Milwalking Retreat

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022

“The retreat allowed me some time to count my blessings and reflect on the year and the upcoming summer to see where God is in my life and where I need to seek him more. I definitely get a sense of community on retreats, everyone is so open and accepting. It felt as if I had known everyone for a long time by the end of the day.”
- Retreat Participant

For millennia, people have walked in search of community, answers, and meaning. Follow in their footsteps on the Milwalking retreat, a retreat on the go that explores Milwaukee streets and sites while meeting fellow walkers and reflecting on one’s own personal journey.

Over the course of the day, we’ll travel through the city, stopping at a variety of Milwaukee and Marquette landmarks (the exact route changes from year to year). This student-led retreat will feature talks and activities at each stop and great conversation en route. In the midst of all the walking is a relaxed and laidback atmosphere; ultimately, the day is about taking a walk with friends and recognizing God’s presence there, too. You can expect to meet new people and come away with new insights about your own journey so far.

This year's theme is "Spirituality as a Blank Canvas." Just as different people see art differently, everyone's journey of spirituality is unique as well, and each person has their own distinct perspective. Consequently, the 2022 retreat will highlight some of Milwaukee's arts spaces and will also incorporate music and the outdoors.

Two Milwalking Retreats are offered, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. They will travel approximately the same route and have similar activities and talks, so you can choose the one that best fits your schedule.


Open to:
All students, undergraduate and graduate, of the Marquette community.


The retreat will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union, continue through Milwaukee, and end back on the Marquette campus. A typical Milwalking retreat covers 6-7 miles total.


Both the Saturday and Sunday retreats will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 8:30 am and end on campus at 5:30 pm.


$10, which covers lunch, supplies, and any admission fees. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information. 


Registration for the Milwalking Retreat is now open:

Registration will close on Monday, April 18 or when the retreat is full, whichever comes first.


For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Bernardo Ávila-Borunda
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3058