Christ Encounter Retreat
The Christ Encounter Retreat is Stonehill's most popular retreat. The retreat takes place at a Camp on Cape Cod in November, and again in February. The retreat is organized almost completely by students. The team is made up of ten retreat leaders, 2 MC's, and a Campus Minister.
The students give all of the talks, prepare the reconciliation service, organize the music for liturgy, lead small and large group discussions, and have fun at the same time. You will meet wonderful people, you will learn about yourself, you will recognize the importance of Christ in your life, and you will have a great weekend away from Stonehill. The Fall Christ Encounter retreat is November 16-18, and the Spring retreat is February 19-21. Information about the Retreats comes out in mid-October, and in mid-January.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our seniors to go away for a weekend, reflect upon their time at Stonehill, and prepare themselves for their last semester. This year's retreat is on January 24-26, 2016 at Camp Toah Nipi. Contact Campus Ministry with any questions.
In its fourth year, the Women's Retreat at Stonehill creates a space for students and employees to explore the spiritual dimensions of being women at Stonehill through the lens of the Catholic faith. The Women's Retreat offers an opportunity for women to come together in a spiritually nourishing environment to discuss women's issues through a holistic experience which engages the essence of being feminine. Working closely with the Moore Center for Gender Equity and the club Women's Health and Empowerment Now! (WHEN) the Office of Campus Ministry is proud to offer an inclusive and exciting opportunity for women. For more information please contact MaryAnne Cappelleri. Also, anyone interested in joining the interfaith Women's Spirituality Group, which meets weekly throughout the year to discuss what it means to be a woman of faith at Stonehill, can contact MaryAnne as well.
Men's Day Away Retreat
Once a year, we offer an opportunity for men to get away for a simple day with one another. The day consists of an event - hiking, or an obstacle course, or something of the kind - as well as time to be with one another and address some of the biggest questions of our lives that we don't always have the opportunity to address. "They must also be a way for men of faith to explore the life of the spirit with one another, lest we should speak least about what means most to us" (CSC Constitutions, #4: Brotherhood). Our retreat will be in the Spring Semester. Keep on the lookout for more information. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Tim Mouton, CSC.