Salt & Light



February 21-23, 2020

Get ready for Lent in the best possible way on this year’s Salt & Light retreat, which will focus 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, Salt & Light will give you an opportunity to walk the three greatest days in the Christian calendar, with themes ranging from the 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 impacted 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, 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, WI

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 5:00 p.m., Friday
Return to Marquette by noon on Sunday


$50, covers transportation, food and lodging. Financial assistance is readily available; see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Registration for the Salt and Light retreat will open on Tuesday, January 14.

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


Campus Ministry

The office of Campus Ministry is located in room 236 of the Alumni Memorial Union. A dedicated staff is available throughout the day to provide you with a wealth of information. If you are searching for a worship space, they can help you find a suitable space on or off campus. They can also inform you of the many service opportunities we offer. Read More ...