Spiritual Growth

Whether you are just beginning a spiritual journey or on the road of faith for some time, you'll find many opportunities for spiritual growth through Campus Ministry.

Assumption invites students to develop and deepen a longing for God. Whether just beginning their spiritual journey or having walked the road of faith for some time, students find many opportunities for spiritual growth on campus including retreats, discussion groups, spiritual direction with a campus minister, Bible study, men’s and women’s discernment groups, Christian Initiation, and coffeehouse presentations on integrating faith in one’s life.


Whether one day or a full weekend, on campus or off, retreats provide students with a chance to deepen their understanding of, and relationship with, God while growing in community.

  • Genesis Retreat: Just for first-year students and offered in mid-September, the Genesis Retreat encourages students who are beginning their university experience to reflect on their desires and goals for their first year. Led by sophomores and juniors, the retreat also gives students a chance to learn about the resources Campus Ministry provides for spiritual development.
  • START and Horizon Retreats: For students of any class year, these retreats are off-campus and encourage students to reflect on a number of different themes including identity, commitment, faith, prayer, and discipleship. The retreats are student-led and provide students with an opportunity to grow in one’s understanding of God and in how to put one’s faith into action. 
  • Senior Retreat: This retreat provides seniors with the opportunity to reflect on their university experience and to look ahead with hope to their years beyond Assumption. Designed by and for seniors, it is held off-campus and is open to any member of the graduating class.
  • Lenten Mini-Retreat: For any member of the Assumption University community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.), this retreat takes place on campus on a Sunday afternoon in Lent and is based upon a theme of the presenter's choice.

Contact Br. Daniele Caglioni, A.A. for more information about the retreat program.

Other Opportunities for Spiritual Growth and Development

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