An Encounter that Transforms

Bayou Awakening Retreat


Bayou Awakening is a retreat for college-age young adults (18-25), led by young adults, that focuses on deepening your relationship with Christ. There are several talks, including: "What is a Christian?" "Reconciliation," "Prayer," "Faith," "Discernment," "The Mystical Body of Christ." There are opportunities for small group conversation, quiet prayer time, mass, and confession. Join us for a great weekend of spiritual renewal! The retreat is offered twice a year, in the fall and the spring. For more information or to register click here



Charis Retreats

Charis retreats are rooted in Catholic doctrine and Ignatian Spirituality. They have been designed and refined to engage young adults in a very important time of their life. Retreats include talks from a team of peer leaders, time for silence and reflection, small group conversations, prayer, ritual, and sacrament. Charis currently offers eight retreat themes. 

Life is busy, hectic, frenetic.  It can be challenging for those in their 20s and 30s as they negotiate the many transitions, challenges and obstacles life presents.  We believe that taking time off and time away is a welcome and necessary break in their lives.  Charis retreat experiences provide the practical tools of Ignatian spirituality in a community of peers, helping them to see God’s presence and work in their lives. For our Charis Retreat information, dates and registration  click here. 

Registration is now open. Please click the link for all retreat details.


For more information on both retreats, please contact the office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry at or call 713-741-8778