Silent Weekend

December 18-20, 2020

Taking place directly after finals week, the Silent Weekend is a perfect opportunity to soak up peace and insight in a supportive community. This is a preached silent retreat, meaning that it will feature a series of talks on Ignatian principles alternating with personal time to reflect, walk, read, and pray. The retreat will also include communal prayer and opportunities for conversation with spiritual directors.

This is an ideal retreat if you:

  • Want to experience a silent retreat but aren’t available for the 5-day Silent Directed Retreat in January (or want to work up to it)
  • Know you’ll want some time to reflect, process, and pray before the holiday busyness is in full swing
  • Want to go home with a fresh spirit and not a depleted one
  • Find it difficult to fit a weekend retreat in during the semester

Join us for this opportunity to unplug and re-center your spirituality, and to head into Winter Break ready and rejuvenated.


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


Holy Hill Guest House, Hubertus, WI

Holy Hill (official name: Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians) is arguably the most famous religious site in Wisconsin, and sits just about 40 minutes from Marquette's campus. Our main meeting space will be in the historic guest house, but retreatants will also have opportunities to see the church and explore the surrounding woods and trails (including the Holy Hill portion of the 1,000-mile Ice Age Trail).


Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236) at 5:30 pm on Friday.
We will return to campus at 4:00 pm on Sunday


$30, covers transportation, food and lodging. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information.


Registration for the Silent Weekend is now closed. Registration will open on Tuesday, November 3.


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