Silent Weekend

December 17-19, 2021

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 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.


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 single rooms with private baths, 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 5:30 pm on Friday.
We will return to campus at 4:00 pm on Sunday


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


Registration for the Silent Weekend will open in October.


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