Obsculta is Campus Ministry's signature retreat held at the Gwinwood Retreat Conference Center in Lacey, Washington. It is a three-day experience for upper classmen at Saint Martin's University. Led by a team of students, faculty and staff, participants enter into reflections and discussions with each other and with team leaders.
Obsculta means "listen" in Latin and is the first word of the Rule of Saint Benedict: "Listen carefully, my child, to my instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart." During this retreat, participants listen to themselves, listen to each other, and listen to God, however they understand God.
This retreat is open to students of all faiths and no faith who are open to having a spiritual experience in the context of a supportive community.
Vigil retreats for new students
All new students are welcome at the overnight Vigils retreat in September. Led by returning students, this time away from campus invites new students to get connected with their new faith community and spend some time in prayer and reflection.