Salt & Light Retreat

February 18-20, 2022

Get ready for Lent in the best possible way on this year’s Salt & Light retreat, which will focus on on the seasons of Lent and Easter — particularly Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, known as the Paschal Triduum. This retreat brings those holy days to life.

Through student talks and prayers, the retreat will explore the three holiest days in the Christian calendar, with themes ranging from our call to service and the gift of the Eucharist, to the darkness and grief of the cross, to the deep silence of Holy Saturday, to the surprised joy of Easter. Just as importantly, you’ll reflect on your own moments of service, suffering, questioning and joy, and consider how these moments have affected your faith. 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 the Triduum and the Catholic liturgy that celebrates it, this retreat welcomes you. 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: St. Mary on the Lake - Mundelein, IL

Located on the Mundelein Seminary grounds about an hour south of Milwaukee, St. Mary on the Lake features double sleeping rooms with private bath, excellent meals, and beautiful grounds, including a 5k trail around the lake on the property. There are also a variety of outdoor and indoor prayer and gathering spaces which retreatants are welcome to use.


Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236) at 5:00 pm on Friday.
We will return to campus at noon on Sunday.


$20, which covers transportation, food and lodging. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information. 


Registration for the Salt & Light Retreat is now open. Registration will close on Sunday, February 6 or when the retreat is full.


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