Retreats

We offer retreats throughout the academic year because sometimes we really need a break from it all!

~ Panther Awakenings
  • Panther Awakening is a student-run weekend long retreat. It is a time when you can step away from the crazy school/work life and take time to grow in your relationship with God. It is a weekend full of small group time, prayer, praise and worship, mass, and some awesome talks from students. 

~ Busy Person's Retreat: One week during spring semster-60 Minutes with the Lord.
  • The spring 2019 dates are March 24th-28th.  You will meet with a spiritual director for 30 minutes and pray with a Scripture passage for 30 miutes once a day for 4 days.  
 

Pursuing Holiness in a Hookup Culture

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Three to Get Married
By Fulton J. Sheen
https://www.amazon.com/Three-Get-Married-Fulton-Sheen/dp/0933932871

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility
by Edward Sri

https://www.amazon.com/Men-Women-Mystery-Love-Responsibility/dp/0867168404

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul
by John and Stasi Eldredge
https://www.amazon.com/Captivating-Revised-Updated-Unveiling-Mystery/dp/1400200385
 

Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World
by Thomas G. Morrow
How to Find your Soulmate without Losing your Soul
by Jason and Crystalina Evert (for women)
https://www.amazon.com/Find-Your-Soulmate-Without-Losing/dp/0983092303

 
If you Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity
Love and War: Finding your Way to Something Beautiful in your Marriage
On the Meaning of Sex
A Sense of Sexuality: Christian Love and Intimacy
by Evelyn and James Whitehead
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
by John Eldredge

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Heart-Revised-Updated-Discovering/dp/1400200393

YOUTUBE LINKS 

Father Mike Schmitz on Finding "The One"
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14VAz80R9-0

Jackie Angel on "How Far is too Far?" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj9q_4slrdI

Sarah Swafford's talk to Women SEEK 2019 "Encounter Who Jesus Calls You to Be" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyjLVo4B01o&t=1384s

Lisa Brenninkmeyer SEEK 2019 "Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-AaGxB_xxk

Jason and Crystalina Evert "Romance Without Regret" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADa7UBnEtQ

Father Mike Schmitz on "3 Reasons Catholic Couples Don't Spend the Night Together Before Marriage"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xff4iDFMDb4&t=7s

Jason Evert on Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and Holiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLrRfwpvERU

Christopher West talk on Theology of the Body

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0mX8cyrCQY

Father Mike Schmits on "Why God Gave Us Bodies" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9rmXFG10fc

Jason Evert SEEK 2015 "Off the Hook College Dating 101" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_yy84gCCE

Crystalina Evert on red flags in dating "The Dump Him List" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rprdk3_U0U

Father Mike Schmitz on "Learning to be Alone" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL47Q6aQRF0

Father Mike Schmitz "Discernment 101" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EMOgG7lfmE

WEBSITES

The Chastity Project: Website with articles about Dating, How to Stay Pure, How Far is too Far?, Birth Control, Homosexuality, Pornography, Starting Over, STDs, and Vocations and Spirituality 

https://chastity.com/

Integrity Restored: Resources for overcoming and healing from a pornography addiction

https://integrityrestored.com/

Catholic Answers: Website with where you can search a library of articles, radio clips, and videos for any question you have about the Catholic faith

https://www.catholic.com/

Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness in Today's World

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20180319_gaudete-et-exsultate.html

Holiness is_________. 30 day prayer journal based on Gaudete et exsultate

https://adw.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/GEE-Prayer-Journal-English-Final-FINAL.pdf

Theology of the Body, Reflections by Pope John Paul II stating the belief that the human person reveals the nature of God’s love in his or her body, and this happens most especially in the spousal communion between man and woman (TOB 9:3)

https://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JP2TBIND.HTM
http://www.theologyofthebody.net/

Discerning Your Vocation 

http://vocations.ca/how_am_i_being_called/discerning_my_vocation/

Novena to Saint Maria Goretti

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-st-maria-goretti

 

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