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!


The "What Should I Do?" Retreat

November 1-2, 2019

This retreat is for undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals ages 18-35. Learn how to make decisions with the Wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Learn practical principles of decision making and discernment from two Jesuit priests, Fr. Michael Rossmann, S.J., and Fr. Bill Murphy, S.J. Register for this retreat using this application, before October 30th! Contact Shari Reilly, with questions. Cost is $15, and the retreat will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas. Participants will be able to sleep in their own beds before returning the next morning for the remainder of the retreat. The retreat begins at 6:30pm on Friday, and ends at 4:30pm on Saturday, and includes time for adoration, reconciliation and Mass for the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed on Saturday. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday are also included.


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.


New Student Retreat

Fall 2020: 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, 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!