Search Retreat

Search is a weekend retreat for sophomores, juniors, and senors at Saint Joseph's University.

The experience is one of renewal and reflection, with time to think, walk, pray, create, communicate, connect, laugh and rest.  It is a weekend of personal and spiritual exploration.

Need time to rest?  To think?
Hoping to reflect on your life - your personal identify, decisions?
Looking to find and make deeper meaning?
Seeking to build or or strengthen your relationship with God?
Open to nourishing a deeper faith life?

Whatever you are searching for, you are welcome.

A team of student leaders share stories about their own journeys and create safe spaces for community and connection.  The retreat is rooted in the belief that God is love.

The cost is $60.  Email Sr. Jessica at for information on financial scholarship assistance.


Search is the cornerstone retreat for upperclass students. Because space is limited on the retreat to 40 participants and there is high interest, retreatants are selected via lottery. To put your name on the wait list, use the registration button above, and you will be contacted when a space opens for you in the program. Participants will be notified one month prior to the retreat weekend of their invitation.

In the meantime, we invite you to consider other opportunities, such as CLC and the weekly Wednesday night Examen (9:45pm in the chapel) as ways to grow personally, communally and spiritually.

Please email Sr. Jessica Kerber at with any questions regarding your desires for spiritual formation.