Fall 2013 Weekend Retreat
On Friday, September 20th - Sunday, September 22nd, we will join our friends at SUNY Fredonia for a weekend-long retreat to Chautauqua Lake. Through prayer, reflection, and student-led presentations, we will grow closer with God. The cost is $20 which will include food and transportation. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Campus Minister Carmen Schaff at email@example.com.
Spring 2013 Weekend Retreat
On Friday, March 8th - Sunday, March 10th, we joined friends at SUNY Fredonia at the Abbey of the Genesee. Students joined us for a weekend of relaxation, meditation, and contemplative prayer as to reflect on their lives and relationship with God. Student Leaders offered presentations on faith, spirituality, and self-reflection.
Fall 2012 Weekend Retreat: "How Do I Decide?"
On Friday, October 12th - Sunday October 14th, we took a break from school and work to travel to the Abbey of the Genesee. We reflected and meditated while enjoying the company of our friends and a finely furnished retreat house!
Spring 2012 Weekend Retreat:
Buffalo State and our friends from Fredonia State traveled to the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, NY from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4. We focused on renewing our relationship with God and each other. Retreatants also reflected on their own faith journey and worked to deepen their spiritual lives. Conversation, prayer, social activities, and community reflection allowed for a powerful and enriching retreat experience.
Fall 2011 Day Retreat:
Buffalo State students went to Harvest House in South Buffalo during the fall 2011 semester for day-long retreat.We focused around the theme of "keeping your faith while in college" and spent the day examining our relationships with ourselves, with God, and with others to reflect on our actions.
Spring 2011 Weekend Retreat:
We returned to the scenic Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, NY for a weekend of reflection and retreat. This retreat gave students the chance to focus on prayer, their relationship with God, and also to meet new people. Fredonia State College Newman Center joined us for the weekend trip.
Fall 2010 Day Retreat:
A Day At The Abbey - We traveled to the scenic Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, NY for a day of reflection and retreat. As the new academic year began, this retreat gave students the chance to focus on prayer, their relationship with God, and also to meet new people. Lunch was provided and the students returned to the Newman Center by 6:00 PM. This was a great way to start the Fall Semester!
Fall 2009 Day Retreat:
Where Are You Going? - At Newman, we hosted a day-long retreat focused on people's life and where the person is going in it. This retreat provided an opportunity to closely reflect on a persons life and discern who the person really is and what each individual's purpose in life truly is. The retreat began after 11:30 Mass and lunch was provided.
Spring 2009 Weekend Retreat:
Students from Fredonia State College and D'Youville College enjoyed a weekend of refreshment and renewal of our relationships with God and each other at The Abbey of the Genesee. They had an opportunity to explore relationships with each other, our community and with God. Student leaders offered presentations on faith, spirituality and self-reflection. Retreatants reflected on their own faith journey and began to deepen their spiritual lives. Conversation, prayer, social activities, and community reflection allowed for a powerful and enriching experience.
Fall 2009 Weekend Retreat:
Our Fall 2009 retreat weekend took place on November 6,7, and 8. We were joined by our friends at the University at Buffalo, D'Youville College, and Fredonia State College.
Spring 2009 Weekend Retreat - "A Place in This World"
The Spring 2009 Weekend Retreat was held at the scenic Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, NY. We departed from the Newman Center at 4:00 on Friday, February 20th and returned on Sunday, February 22nd. Students from Fredonia State College, D'Youville College, and The University of Buffalo joined us for the weekend retreat.
Fall 2008 Weekend Retreat - "Times Like These"
The Fall 2008 Retreat, "Times Like These," was held from Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th at the Abbey of the Genesee and answered the question, "How does faith fit into the college experience?" Students from D'Youville College and Fredonia State College joined us as well.
Spring 2008 Weekend Retreat - "Bread Of Life II"
The 2008 Spring Retreat "Bread of Life II" was held Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9. It was once again held at the Abbey of the Genesee, home of the Trappist Monks and the famous Monk's Bread. In addition to BSC Students, we were joined by our friends at Fredonia State College.
Our Spring Retreat, Bread of Life, was an opportunity to explore our relationship with ourselves, our community, and with God. Student leaders offered presentations on faith, spirituality, and self-reflection. Retreatants were invited to reflect on their own faith journey and began to deepen their spiritual lives. Conversation, prayer, social activities, and community reflection allow for a powerful and enriching retreat experience. The goal of retreat was to gather a diversity of students to share their stories and listen to the stories of others with the goal of seeking the presence of God in all things.
Spring 2007 Weekend Retreat - "Bread Of Life"
This Spring's retreat was held on the weekend of March 9th - March 11th. The weekend of relaxation, renewal, and reflection was held at the Abbey of the Genesee which is the home of the Trappist Monks and a beautiful rural setting!
Fall 2006 Weekend Retreat
This Fall's retreat was held at Stella Niagara. Eleven people attended and they all had a great time slowing down, making new friends, and visiting with God.