Salt & Light Retreat

February 19-21, 2021

Get ready for Lent in the best possible way on this year’s Salt & Light retreat, which will focus on Mary and the Communion of Saints, those holy and human people who challenge, inspire, and encourage us in Christian faith and witness. This retreat will emphasize both canonized, famous saints as well as the everyday saints in our own lives who model being disciples of Jesus in their particular, concrete circumstances.

Through student talks and prayers, Salt & Light will give you an opportunity to walk, learn, and absorb the experiences of both fellow students and saints throughout Christian tradition. You’ll participate in prayer experiences like the rosary, Liturgy of the Hours and Mass, and you’ll have a small group with whom to reflect on your own perspective on faith and life.

Whether you’re curious about, confused by, devoted to or intrigued with Mary and the Saints, no pre-existing amount of holiness or knowledge is required! In fact, many of the apostles themselves had little or no religious knowledge, just a desire to take a leap to know and serve God better. So come, grow, learn and enjoy the friendship of others on this community retreat.


Open to:
Students of any and all faith traditions, both undergraduate and graduate, of the Marquette community.


Retreat location:
Schoenstatt Retreat Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin

The Schoenstatt Retreat Center is just 30 minutes away but has a rural feel. Highlights of the center include beautiful grounds, several chapels including a replica of the original Schoenstatt chapel in Germany, and bountiful home-cooked meals.


Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236) at 5 p.m., Friday
Return to Marquette by noon on Sunday


$30, covers transportation, food and lodging. Financial assistance is readily available; see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Registration is now closed. Registration for the Salt & Light Retreat will open on Tuesday, January 26.


For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Sara Knutson
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3689