New facilities on the grounds have made it possible for the Shrine to serve as a place of prayer and retreat all year round for pilgrims and faith-based organizations. In the summer months, faithful people from parishes throughout the Northeast have the opportunity to make pilgrimages for a weekend or a week's time. During the academic year, young adults from Saint Michael's College and other schools have an attractive site for retreats.
TYPES OF STUDENT RETREATS OFFERED
EMMAUS: The Emmaus Retreat is a student-led, weekend retreat based on Ignatian spirituality which emphasizes "seeing God in all things." Emmaus provides students with the opportunity to meet new people, reflect on their spiritual journey, pray with the Scriptures, share their faith with other students and faculty/staff, and take some time out of their busy life to rest. Best of all, they become reacquainted with God's unconditional love revealed by Jesus Christ.
LEAP: LEAP is a unique, communal and deeply personal experience which builds upon talks, activities and group dynamics. The weekend includes a series of presentations that explores the meaning of commitment, peace, prayer and faith in one's life. It is an opportunity to deepen one's understanding of self and others within the context of a believing Christian Community centered around the Eucharist.