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Alumni Retreats

Retreats are open to College of the Holy Cross alumni and spouses and will be held at the beautiful Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center. Cost includes individual private rooms with bathrooms, all meals and materials needed for the retreat. There are limited resources for financial aid for those in need.

Spiritual Exercises for Alumni

An adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, this five-day silent retreat will provide opportunities to experience the depth of God’s love for you and to discern how it is you wish to respond to God’s love in your everyday life. The retreat includes opportunities for daily spiritual direction, reflections by the chaplains, liturgies and ample time to pray, read, walk and be still. This retreat is offered for students but we will have a small number of spaces for alums. We will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. and conclude on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 6-11, 2017 | Cost: $425 | Register »  

Silent Weekend Retreat For Alumni

Spend a weekend in silence taking the opportunity to reconnect with yourself and God. Friday evening will provide a chance to meet the others on the retreat. An optional Catholic mass will be held on Saturday evening. Days will not be structured so you will have time for yourself to pray, reflect, take a long walk on our beautiful trails or sit by the fireplace and read. We will begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and conclude Sunday morning by noon.

Dates: Oct. 6-8, 2017, March 2-4, 2018 | Cost: $225 | Register »

Alumni Ignatian Retreat

This retreat for Holy Cross alums will be based around the Ignatian Examen prayer and will include input sessions by the chaplains, periods of silence during the day and opportunities for conversation at dinner and in the evenings. We will conclude on Sunday with Eucharist. We will begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and conclude Sunday morning by noon.

Dates: Nov. 3-5, 2017 | Cost: $225 | Register » 


Advent Day of Prayer For Alumni

As you enter into the Advent season give yourself the gift of slowing down, reflecting and paying attention to how God is with you and what you desire from God at this time.

Dates: Dec. 2, 2017 *Updated information: This retreat will run from 9am-4:30pm* | Cost: $55 | Register 

Women's Retreat For Alumnae

Women students and alumnae of Holy Cross are invited to gather together for a weekend of prayer, reflection, community and renewal. The women gathered will have the chance to connect with God, themselves and other Holy Cross women. We will begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and conclude Sunday morning by noon.

Dates: April 6-8, 2018 | Cost: $225 | Register »

Marriage Prep Retreat For Alumni

This retreat is for engaged couples and serves as the required pre-cana program in the Diocese of Worcester and most other dioceses. Over the course of the weekend you will have the opportunity to listen to the experiences of four married couples, have time alone and together as a couple to reflect on your hopes for your marriage, engage meaningful conversations with your future spouse, and learn more about the sacrament of marriage and the Catholic wedding liturgy. This program is for all couples getting married at Holy Cross and for couples who are not getting married on campus but at least one of whom is an alum of the College. We will begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and conclude Sunday at 1 p.m.

Dates: April 20-22, 2018 | Cost: $350 | Register »