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!

Save the Date

Seek 22 will be held in Salt Lake City, UT December 30, 2021 – January 3, 2022

Virtual Grad Retreat
Friday, March 19, 2021

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This past fall, our graduate students and young professionals gathered a team to adapt our 2020-21 Grad Retreat plan to the COVID protocols in place by creating a three-hour virtual Grad Retreat which was successfully held in October 2020. We will use the same format for this spring’s Virtual Grad Retreat on Friday, March 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity for graduate students and young professionals to reconnect and/or meet Catholics from other departments and fields, and reflect together on different topics of our Catholic faith.  

Refresh & Refocus Retreats
Spring 2021: April 8, 2021 | Summer 2021 May, June, July TBD

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Refresh & Refocus Retreats began in the fall of 2019 and were Friday evening mini-retreats for all our undergrad, grad, and young professional students. Once the Duke campus closed in the spring 2020, we went to monthly Thursday late-afternoon virtual retreats. 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. This semester’s Refresh & Refocus Virtual Retreat “Called to Joyfulness” will be offered Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30-9:00 pm EDT.

Ignite First-Year Retreat
TBD September 2021

Duke University protocols permitting, our Ignite Retreat will be a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon off-campus retreat for our undergrad students and is a particularly perfect entry point for first-years to understand how forming true, inclusive friendships is not only possible, but is the foundation of our lively Catholic community on campus. You’ll get to know your peers, hear testimonies about living your faith in college, and grow in your relationship with Christ!