Salt & Light Retreat

November 10-12, 2023

Get ready for Lent in the best possible way on this year’s Salt & Light retreat, which will focus on Mary and the Communion of Saints, those holy and human people who challenge, inspire, and encourage us in Christian faith and witness. This retreat will emphasize both canonized, famous saints as well as the everyday saints in our own lives who model being disciples of Jesus in their particular, concrete circumstances.

Through student talks and prayers, Salt & Light will give you an opportunity to walk, learn, and absorb the experiences of both fellow students and saints throughout Christian tradition. You’ll participate in prayer experiences like the rosary, Liturgy of the Hours and Mass, and you’ll have a small group with whom to reflect on your own perspective on faith and life.

Whether you’re curious about, confused by, devoted to or intrigued with Mary and the Saints, no pre-existing amount of holiness or knowledge is required! In fact, many of the apostles themselves had little or no religious knowledge, just a desire to take a leap to know and serve God better. So come, grow, learn and enjoy the friendship of others on this community retreat.


Open to:
Students of any and all faith traditions, both undergraduate and graduate, of the Marquette community.


Retreat Location: 

St. Vincent Pallotti Retreat Center - Elkhorn, WI

The Pallotti Center is a favorite Marquette retreat location, with a cozy and warm atmosphere. It includes comfortable bedrooms for 2-4 people (each with private bathroom), a gathering room full of armchairs and couches, lots of smaller areas for conversation and games, and a chapel. The grounds include trails that are perfect for walking and running, with the highlight being a path down to very pretty Sugar Creek.


Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236) at 5:00 pm on Friday.
We will return to campus at noon on Sunday.


$20, which covers transportation, food and lodging. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information. 


Registration for the Salt & Light Retreat will open in September. If you are interested in this or other retreats, fill out this short form to be added to the retreat email list and notified when retreats open for registration.


For any questions or for further information, please contact:
Nathaniel Romano, SJ
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-4507