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The Spiritan Campus Ministry Opening Retreat

Friday, Sept 1 through Saturday, Sept 3, 2017

RSVP deadline August 28, 2017


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The Opening Retreat at the Bethel Park Spiritan Center is a time for reflection and relaxation. After a busy and challenging start  to the semester, freshman take part in many activities that enrich faith and promotes oneness with God. It includes time for prayer, Eucharist, relaxation, recreation and getting to know other new students. Cost is FREE. Questions? Contact our main office at 412.396.6020 or email Linda Donovan at donovanl@duq.edu to register or get more information.  

Students and staff on retreat

Students take part in many activities that enrich faith and promote oneness with God                                             as they venture through their time at Duquesne University.  

Freshman Reflection

Brendan Barker

At a university where academic excellence is the norm, peace of mind is not something easily attained by freshmen. After four weeks of this rigorous new curriculum the novelty begins to wear off and it transforms from an exciting new challenge into just another chore. With this in mind, the Freshman Retreat could not have been better timed. At the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park we found the Peace we needed. This was made available to us in a series of liturgies and group activities including a very moving Healing Prayer in which we were "Called by Name". After this deeply intimate spiritual weekend, we left the retreat house with our new friends and knowledge of ourselves, ready to face the challenges that faced us.