Retreats

 

Authentic Love Retreat

April 8-9, 2022

A retreat that explores dating, love, and sex through talks, small group discussion, and fellowship. Single, dating, and engaged are welcome!!

Joel and Brenna Bittner will talk on dating on Friday, April 8, then we’ll have our very own STA lounge bar (bring your ID!! Any age allowed) in the Lower Lounge!

Saturday, April 9 we’ll have special speakers Jamie Rathjen and Theresa Kenney to talk about the why and how of Natural Family Planning. 

There will be time for small group discussion, and a chance for a holy hour and reconciliation in the afternoon.

We’ll end our time with a panel of married couples to ask questions and gain wisdom and insight to marriage and love. Bar snacks and drinks, simple breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided! Register by April 6! Contact Emily@staparish.net with questions.

New Student Retreat

Fall 2022:TBD

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, and lots of fun! Contact Logan@staparish.net with questions!

Antioch Retreat

Fall 2022: TBD

Spring 2023: TBD

Get away and encounter God in nature, through speakers, in small groups, and through others. Cost is $50. Retreat begins at 8:30am on Saturday until 8pm Sunday. We’re back at the Y Camp in Boone this semester! We’ll take buses to and from the camp and stay overnight. Contact Stella Leuer (srleuer@iastate.edu), Jacob Loew (jjloew@iastate.edu) or Emily (emily@staparish.net) with questions.

 

Magis Retreat

TBD

Magis Retreat: A silent retreat focusing on Advent and Mary's yes. Retreat facilitated by Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf and Gary T. Guthrie , long time St Thomas members and trained Spiritual Directors.

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. Contact Emily@staparish.net with questions.