The Duke Catholic Center offers a range of retreat experiences throughout the year. If you are interested in participating in a retreat, or wondering what retreat is coming up next, here is a quick summary of each!
Refresh & Refocus Retreats
May 21st, June 18th, and July 23rd
Refresh & Refocus Retreats began in the fall of 2019 and were three-hour, Friday evening mini-retreats for all our undergrad, grad, and young professional students. We went to a virtual format of two-hour, Thursday late-afternoon retreats once the Duke campus closed earlier in the spring. The content is based upon themes looked at through the lens of our Catholic Faith… with time allotted for peer-group discussion in breakout rooms following each segment.
Upcoming R&R’s will be offered 4-6 pm EDT: “Wonderfully Made” on May 21st, “Filled with Grace” on June 18th, and “True Freedom” on July 23rd. Check out the dedicated page for more details and registration.
TBD September 2020
Ignite is a retreat for all our undergrad students and is a particularly perfect entry point for first-years to get a glimpse of our lively Catholic community on campus. A one-night, two-day retreat experience at Agape Retreat Center where you’ll get to know your peers, hear testimonies about living your faith in college, and grow in your relationship with Christ! Check out the dedicated page for more details and registration.
TBD October 2020
In the fall of 2019, our graduate students and young professionals gathered a team to spearhead the planning of an overnight, weekend retreat to be held in March 2020. Well, the closing of Duke campus prevented it from happening; however, we are looking forward to holding it in October 2020. This will be a great time for graduate students and young professionals to reconnect and/or meet other Catholics in different departments and fields, and reflect on different topics of our Catholic faith. Find more about how to get involved in the grad student community here.
TBD February 2021
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 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. Check out the dedicated page for more details and registration.