Retreats + Spirituality
Campus Ministry provides opportunities for reflection, community building, and spiritual development through on and off-campus retreats, spiritual direction, small faith groups and special programming. Each fall semester, first-year and new transfer students are invited to spend a weekend on Cape Cod participating in Take48 , a retreat taking 48 hours away from campus to reflect on three questions relating to the transition to college and being a new member of the Emmanuel College community.
Each spring semester, junior and senior students are invited to spend a weekend participating in InterMission, an off-campus retreat helping students reflect on three questions related to their future career paths and life vocation.
Campus Ministry supports Emmanuel’s LGBTQA community by co-sponsoring Reaching OUT, an off-campus weekend retreat helping students develop community rooted in love for self as well as awareness of God’s love.
As a part of Lent programming, Campus Ministry offers an on-campus retreat called Busy Person’s Moment, an opportunity to meet one on one with a spiritual director for four days in a row, scheduled around the participant’s availability, in addition to an optional daily prayer service for participants.
Campus Ministry also offers other retreat opportunities for campus groups throughout the year including retreats for Emmanuel College athletic teams, student organizations, faculty and staff groups. Spiritual Direction, is a growing offering from Campus Ministry. Currently over forty students, faculty, and staff have participated in Spiritual Direction, each meeting for an hour once or twice a month with a trained spiritual director from Campus Ministry about their relationship with God and their spiritual life.
Emmanuel College Campus Ministry supports the Colleges of the Fenway “COF” Catholics group made up of Catholic students from the six Colleges of the Fenway consortium. The group’s mission is to be, "An inclusive Community Of Faith, sharing points of view on living a catholic life" by meeting every Sunday evening before mass to share, learn, discuss, and grow in faith.