The Duke Catholic Center offers a range of retreat experiences throughout the year. If you are interested in going on a retreat or wondering what retreat is coming up next here is a quick summary of each!
March 21-23, 2014
The Awakening retreat is a great opportunity for Duke Catholic undergraduates to be able to get away for one weekend in the spring to hear and talk about basics of our faith with peers. It is a student led retreat that is offered one weekend each semester, running from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. A variety of undergraduate speakers discuss topics such as faith, what it means to be a Catholic, resolution, commitment, love, and prayer, all through the context of their own experiences at Duke. Duke Awakening #22 is March 21-23, 2014. For more information, contact Coordinator Melina Lopez. Cost of the retreat is $25 for retreatants and $30 for staffers. Registration fee is nonrefundable.
February 8-9, 2014
“You are my Beloved, on whom my favor rests”
Want a chance to get away from the hecticness of a new semester to get back to the truth of who you are? Consider attending the Duke Catholic Center’s newest retreat based on Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved. Watching videos, reading, small group discussion, activities, and free time to just relax will all be included as we reflect on the implications of God’s incredible love for us. The retreat will be held at New Hope Camp in Chapel Hill starting the morning of Saturday, February 8th and end with 11am mass back on campus on Sunday, February 9th. Cost of the retreat will be $25, including your own copy of the book. For more information contact Kelly Schuering or to register click here.
Busy Girls and Guys Retreats
Spring semester only
The Busy Guys and Busy Girls Retreat is the perfect way for students to take time out of their relentless Duke schedules to listen to speakers and engage in small group discussions about their faith. This retreat is once a year (in the spring semester) and runs for just five hours on a Saturday afternoon. Students truly get to de-stress, reflect, and take time to meet and interact with new people and ideas in a short amount of time. This is perfect for those students who don’t have much time, but still want to deepen their faith and grow within the community. Contact Fr. Mike or Catherine Preston for more information. We will post the dates in the spring as soon as we confirm them!
Second weekend after classes begin in the Fall
Welcome Freshmen! At Duke, we are lucky to have a vibrant and active Catholic community — and we would like to extend a special invitation to you to come see what we’re all about! In September, the Duke Catholic Center will hold its annual Beach Weekend getaway. Beach Weekend is an opportunity for you to meet upperclassmen and fellow members of your class while relaxing at the beautiful beaches of North Carolina at Salter Path. Throughout the weekend, you’ll have the chance to reflect on and discuss your first two weeks of college, learn about the Duke Catholic Center, get to know some awesome people, explore your maturing faith and consider what role it will play in your life during the coming years. Of course, you’ll also have plenty of free time to swim, socialize, or play in the waves and sand! Next year’s Beach Weekend is September 5-7, 2014.
Once a semester
Grad retreat is a time for graduate students to get away for a night, meet Catholic graduate students in different departments, and reflect on different topics of our Catholic faith. It is a student led retreat that is offered once each semester, running from Friday evening to Saturday evening. Fall Grad Retreat was September 27, 28. We will post the dates for Spring Grad Retreat as soon as we confirm!