Obsculta is Campus Ministry's signature retreat. 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. The retreat is held at the Gwinwood Retreat Conference Center in Lacey, Washington. 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

The one-night Vigils retreat is offered just for new students as a way to get connected with their new faith community and spend some time away from campus in prayer and reflection. Vigils is led by returning students and our Campus Ministry staff.


New students (freshmen and transfers) can register HERE for the Vigils retreat October 6-7, 2017.