New Student Retreat

Fall 2019: September 6-7, 2019

This is a retreat for all new students to ISU at the beginning of Fall semester. This is a great way to meet new people, form community, and find your home at St. Thomas! There are talks by older students, adoration, small group discussions, zip lining, blacklight dodgeball, and lots of time to get to know other people. We leave Friday night around 5:30pm, and take buses to Sunstream Retreat Camp about 30 min. away. We sleep in bunkhouses. Bring a sleeping bag or sheets, pillow, and blankets. We are done by Saturday night at about 8pm. Early bird registration ends Sunday, August 25 and the cost is $75. Register by Wednesday, August 28 and the cost is $85. Contact with questions!


Antioch Retreat

Fall 2019: October 19-20, 2019

Spring 2020: March 28-29, 2020

Get away and encounter God in nature, through speakers, in small groups, and through others. Cost is $50. Retreat begins at 9am on Saturday until 8pm Sunday. Contact Haley Schany (, Sam Herrig (sherrig@iastate,edu) or Eric Evans ( with questions. Register for Fall 2019 by October 11!


"Send" Senior Retreat

Spring 2019: 

Come enjoy fellowship with other upcoming graduates, learn more about the spiritual gifts that God has given you to share, and listen to recent graduates share their stories about the joys and challenges of life after college and how their faith has fared. Contact Ashley Treadwell, or Shari Reilly, Register online at by Tuesday, February 12th. Cost is $30, and includes food, lodging at Sunstream Retreat Center and all retreat materials. Transportation is not provided.


Magis Retreat

Spring 2020: TBD

Magis Retreat: A Silent retreat meditating on the life of Jesus using Ignatian Spirituality to perceive God in everyday life.

Theme:The Hidden Life of Jesus; Developing a strong inner spiritual core through the friendship and life with Jesus.

Magis (mah-gis) means "more" or "greater." Saint Ignatius of Loyola used this word to describe how authentic Christianity fosters a deeper connection with Christ and more zeal in serving others. Students are invited to the Magis Retreat held at St. Thomas from 7pm on Friday, February 8 to 8pm on Saturday, February 9. This retreat will provide long periods of time for personal prayer puncuated by talks given by local spiritual directors. Saturday will be a day of silence broken with mass at 4:45 that evening. This is a time to grow in depth in your relationship with Jesus so that you might be poured out to share Christ with the world. No matter your experience with prayer, this is for you! You will sleep in your own homes and come back in the morning for the retreat. Meals for Saturday are included. Cost is $20. Contact with questions.