Salt & Light Retreat

February 24-26, 2023

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: 

St. Benedict's Abbey and Retreat Center - Benet Lake, WI

Located on beautiful Benet Lake 50 minutes south of campus, the Abbey offers comfortable double rooms with private bath, spacious grounds to wander, an outdoor Stations of the Cross, and a modern church with separate Eucharistic chapel. Retreatants will also have the unique opportunity to join the monks for their communal Liturgy of the Hours prayers, which are sung several times each day.


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 will open in January. When it opens, the link will appear in this section on the webpage.

If you are interested in attending this retreat and would like to be notified when registration opens, fill out this short form.


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