Search Retreat provides chance for self-exploration

By Ryan McLaughlin
January 29, 2013

When life seems like such a routine sometimes you don’t have time to take a step back and reconnect yourself, a retreat can be the perfect answer for you.

“I think it’s a great experience for students especially if students are looking for a niche to fit in at Cabrini or looking to expand their group of friends,” Stephanie Salinis, campus minister, said.

“The idea would be, at the end of the retreat, the students would have a better sense of themselves, a better sense of themselves in relationship.” the Rev. Carl Janicki said.

“We talk about

going on retreat to strengthen

your relationships with God,

other people including family and friends

and with creation as well.”

The Rev. Carl Janicki

The Search Retreat will take place from Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17. It will be held two hours away off campus in the Poconos at “Country Place.” There are no previous requirements to go on the retreat but the Campus Ministry does require a $20 (mostly commitment) fee to attend.

A retreat is more then just a break from everyday life. College is a time where students ask many questions about life and faith.

“I want to go to deepen my faith and grow in what I’ve already grown in so tremendously at campus ministry,” Jennifer Persia, junior elementary and special education major and peer minister, said. “I want to take the time and look into myself and see how I deal with my faith related to other people.”

Past retreats have been very successful as well. Father Carl mentioned that the positive impact of the retreats lasts. After talking with others who have been on past retreats, all had very good words to put in about how in one way or another it affected their lives in a positive light.

No matter how dedicated you are to your faith, a retreat can be a perfect chance to brush off the cob webs and reconnect yourself with God, new friends and maybe a new sense for ones self.

To sign up for the Search Retreat, applications can be found on the third floor of Founder’s Hall at the Campus Ministry desk. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Feb. 6.

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