Retreats Overview:

At Mount Saint Joseph, we believe in the formation of the entire person - academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As part of their spiritual formation, students take time throughout their career here at the Mount to explore who they are as children of God. Retreats provide a unique opportunity for students to step back and reflect on their lives and their relationship with God and one another.

Retreats will provide a unique way to allow our students to step back and reflect upon their life and their relationship with God. Please view below some of the retreats offered:

Freshman Retreat

The freshman retreat is a day for students to reflect on the Xaverian charism which animates the school. The Campus Ministry Team, along with other faculty members, challenges students to grow in their faith and to become more involved in the faith life of the school community

Sophomore Retreat

The sophomore retreat is a one-day, on-campus retreat for students to explore "Human Dignity". Students hear from guest speakers, participate in panel discussions, and meet in reflection groups. Topics may include injustice, discrimination, bullying, and/or treatment of minorities.

Junior Retreat

Juniors participate in a three-day retreat at the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, MD. Students are afforded an opportunity (in groups of about 30) to “come apart and rest awhile”. See Mark 6:31. They spend time in small and large group discussions exploring their relationships – with themselves, family, friends, and God.

Senior Retreat

Senior retreat is an optional, weekend retreat held in the spring at the Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD. Seniors gather to reflect back on their four years at MSJ, and to look ahead to the coming years as they grow into the men God intends them to be.

Questions concerning MSJ’s retreat program can be directed to Mr. Clay Bonham –