We all need a break once in a while, right? At the Newman Center, we believe there's no better way to get away than to embark on one of the unique, rewarding retreat experiences we offer year-round. So, do something great for your faith: get away from campus for a weekend, grow in your relationship with God, make amazing new friends, reflect on your life and better understand your calling.
New Beginnings Retreat
The New Beginnings Retreat offers first-year students the opportunity to get away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God in the Catholic community at the Newman Center with other first-year students. This retreat focuses on the transitions we encounter in life, especially in coming to OSU. We discuss the fears and expectations faced in these "New Beginnings," the relationships we develop, and the visions we have for ourselves in this new time. On this retreat you will meet new friends, learn about what others are encountering in their transition to OSU, and grow closer to God.
Dates: Friday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. thru Saturday, Sept. 18 at Noon at the Newman Center.
Cost: $25 and payment is required at time of registration. Scholarships are available upon request.
For more information about this amazing retreat, contact peer minister Bonnie Thibault at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Jimmy Hsu, CSP at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674.
Buckeye Awakening #23
Buckeye Awakening is a weekend Catholic retreat designed for college students from The Ohio State University. There are a variety of student-led talks and fun activities designed to "awaken" the Holy Spirit within each of the retreaters. This experience is held at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus in Centerburg, Ohio, and we can't wait for you to be part of it! All college students, regardless of faith tradition, are invited to attend.
Buckeye Awakening #23 is planned for Oct. 8-10, 2021.
This retreat typically starts on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and ends Sunday at 5 p.m. with a celebration of the Mass.
Registration is currently open through Sept. 28, 2021.
$60 if you apply by early bird deadline - Sept. 19, 2021
$70 if you apply after early bird deadline - Sept. 20-28, 2021
The actual cost of Awakening is over $200/person for lodging, food, transportation, a t-shirt and supplies; Newman Center donors sponsor the remainder of the cost. Note: There is a $25 cancellation fee; no refunds 14 days before the retreat for cancellations.
If you are a non-OSU or Columbus area student, or with general questions about the retreat, please contact Fr. Jimmy Hsu, CSP to inquire about registering at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674.
Busy Person's Retreat
Busy Person's Retreat 2021
"Be Still and Know that I am God."" Psalm 46:10
Dates: 2022 TBD
Spend time each day praying, reflecting and meeting with a spiritual director on your own schedule. The rhythm of the Busy Person's Retreat is the invitation to: 30 minutes of personal prayer, 30 minutes of communal prayer and 30 minutes in spiritual direction during the four days of the retreat. We will provide daily reflection options and communal prayer options each of the four days of the retreat.
The retreat will begin with a digital gathering of directors and participants on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
We will conclude the retreat on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with an online prayer service and opportunity to reflect as a group on the retreat experience