Updated: June 14, 2023

SLUH has a four-year retreat program that requires students to participate each of their four years. Contact Mrs. Simonie Anzalone, Campus Minister, at (314) 269-2148 or with questions concerning Senior Year Retreat Choices.

St. Ignatius of Loyola is the founder of the Jesuits and the patron saint of retreats. From the very beginning of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius decided that Jesuits would become “contemplatives in action,” This is about more than taking time out of one’s day to pray and reflect. It invites an individual to cultivate a deeper relationship with God by reflecting on how God has been accompanying him at a deep level, even if he hasn’t appeared directly engaged with God. Secondly, it’s about realizing how the Holy Spirit perpetually transforms us into people more capable of love.

Retreats are central to any Jesuit vocation and apostolate. At SLUH, retreats not only provide a break from academic and co-curricular demands, but they offer students the opportunity to grow in such levels of spiritual awareness. SLUH desires to form its students to become young men appreciative of this legacy. As students graduate from SLUH, we want them to possess the necessary tools for a lifetime of growth in his relationship with God. Retreats are an essential layer of a larger breadth of formational experiences that SLUH offers to its students.