Pause and Pray is a weekly, “retreat moment” for students to exhale, to reflect, and to be spiritually renewed through the academic year.

For questions or more information, please email or contact Campus Minister for Retreats, Kelly Hughes

Students gather together on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Burns Library Lawn for a 45-minute reflection of music, journaling, prayer, and mindfulness. Each week, student facilitators introduce an Ignatian theme, and students share together in discussion and hospitality. Dinner to-go and materials are provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required each week. Gift yourself a retreat moment on a Monday night!

Fall 2023 Dates:

  • September 11, 2023
  • September 18, 2023
  • September 25, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • November 6, 2023*
  • November 13, 2023*
  • November 20, 2023*
  • December 4, 2023*

Spring 2024 Dates:

  • January 22, 2024*
  • January 29, 2024*
  • February 19, 2024*
  • February 26, 2024*
  • April 8, 2024
  • April 22, 2024
  • April 29, 2024

*During the colder months, Pause and Pray is moved to our indoor location at St. Joseph's Chapel (basement level of Gonzaga Hall).

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join Pause and Pray. Retreat moments are rooted in the Catholic, Ignatian tradition, and are open and accessible to students of all faith backgrounds. Any student looking to learn more about a retreat or Campus Ministry is most welcome to participate in Pause and Pray!

Pause and Pray also invites campus collaboration with other student leaders and organizations. Please contact Kelly Hughes if interested in leading and/or co-hosting a Pause and Pray moment!

Pause and Pray is free of charge, with food and retreat materials provided.