Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10.
The busyness of daily life often makes it a challenge to be attentive to the presence of God in our lives. Retreats offer the luxury of time away from campus to discern, discuss, reflect and grow.

These opportunities for time to reflect, pray and build community are an important aspect of the Saint Mary's College experience. Mission & Ministry Center invites students to give themselves time for personal and spiritual growth and development.

New Student Retreat

“The Journey is Just Beginning”
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2013, Lafayette Retreat Center

After the bed is made, classes are scheduled, books are bought and the room is order, you might be saying to yourself, "I had no idea that my first year of college would be like this."  It might be just the right time to slow down, catch your breath and get off campus for the weekend.

Take some time away for the annual and popular New Student Retreat.  This is a great opportunity for a weekend of faith, fun, and new friendships.  Under the direction and leadership of an outstanding student leader team, this retreatis bound to be a great weekend for you.

Contact Ryan Lebre at 925.631.8154 or [email protected] to register. 



Saint Mary's own Br. Camillus Chavez FSC challenges all to maximize their potential and make full use of the brain power.  Learn how to "breathe in deeply, slowly and completely"  and develop much needed mind muscle on Tuesdays from 11:40 - 12:20 and Wednesdays from 11:35 - 12:15 in the side meditation chapel (located to the right of the altar in the SMC chapel.)  Come as often as your schedule allows! No need to register - all are welcome.

Enjoy these relaxation and rejuvenation techniques where ever you are with Br. Camillus online!


We All Have a Vocation

You may be asking yourself, "What am I going to do after I graduate?" or "What are my gifts and talents and how do I use or share these for/with others?".  The Mission and Ministry Center has great vocation resources to help you discern your future, including information on the following:

  • Religious Life
  • Diocesan Priesthood
  • Discernment and Reflection
  • Post-Graduate Volunteer Opportunities
  • Lasallian Volunteer Program

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