Salt & Light



February 8-10, 2019

“The best retreat I have ever been on because I was able to delve more deeply into my Catholic faith and grow stronger in it as well!” - Retreat Participant

Lent is a great time to recommit to your faith life and deepen your knowledge of Catholic practice. Do both at once on this year’s Salt & Light retreat, which will focus on the seasons of Lent and Easter—particularly Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. The retreat brings those holy days to life, with student talks demonstrating how they bring meaning to our walk as disciples all year long.

As a weekend celebrating Catholic community and practice, Salt & Light includes large-group and small-group discussion, music, liturgy, and traditional Catholic devotions like Adoration, the Rosary, and the Liturgy of the Hours. If you’re new to these practices, don’t worry—there will be plenty of explanation and guidance. It is a great opportunity to meet new people, deepen your faith life, and learn more about the Catholic faith, in order to be better equipped to be the salt of the earth and light of the world.

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 and is owned by the Schoenstatt Sisters, who have a special devotion to Mary. Highlights of the center include beautiful grounds, several chapels including a replica of the original Schoenstatt chapel in Germany, and the opportunity to attend Mass and Adoration with the sisters.


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 available; contact Sara Knutson for more information.


Registration for the Salt and Light retreat is now closed.

Sara Knutson
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3689


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