The Awakening Retreat is an overnight weekend retreat which provides an opportunity for students to discover and rediscover God in their lives through community and shared experiences. The retreat consists of witness talks, small group discussion, praise and worship, reconciliation, Mass, adoration, and more. It is designed to help students recognize the importance of the communal life of the Church and take part in it more fully.
Have you attended the Awakening retreat before? Sign up as a staff member! There are a variety of positions to chose from. It is a fantastic opportunity to support your friends attending the retreat and reconnect with other staff members who attend other local colleges and universities.
Awakening Retreat History
The first Awakening retreat was held at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1974. As the retreat's popularity grew, additional schools began to adopt the retreat model. Currently, Awakening retreats are running in over 40 universities in the United States. The Catholic community at Texas A&M University hosts the longest-running Awakening retreat program in the country (they have had over 110 consecutive Aggie Awakenings!). Here in Atlanta, we just completed our 8th consecutive Awakening Retreat!