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Valencia ‘73 Men's Retreat

Campus Ministry

November 2-4, 2018: Barton Camp in Oxford, MA

Photo of chasm: rocks and trees

What does it mean to be a man for others in a competitive world?

The Valencia ’73 Men’s Retreat is named after Pedro Arrupe’s speech to the 10th International Congress of Jesuit Alumni of Europe in Valencia, Spain, in 1973, where he coined the phrase “men for others.”

The two-night weekend is an opportunity for men on campus to get away for fun, fellowship, and intentional conversation, prayer, and reflection. The Arrupe speech will be used to broaden the definition of what it means to be a man and challenge our men to be more than what society/culture expects of them.

NOTE: Retreatants will be visiting Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, Massachusetts, for hiking, grilling, and other outdoor activities --- be sure to pack appropriate clothing for the weather! Learn more about the legend of Purgatory Chasm here.