Encounter With Christ (EWC)

This retreat is sponsored by the Office for Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  College students from campuses across the diocese gather for a weekend of fellowship, prayer, study, and reflection aimed at deepening friendships Jesus and one another. Carpooling is available. For 2013, EWC will be held the weekends of February 24-26 and March 29 – April 1. Please contact Marissa Welch (marissa.welch.09@cnu.edu) for more information about the event and how to register.



Twilight Retreats

Scheduled throughout the academic year, Twilight Retreats provide students from CNU and nearby colleges and universities opportunities to gather on campus for an evening of reflection on topics related to our faith.  Both student and older adults serve as presenters.  Previous themes include vocations, post-abortion healing, apologetics, and Church history.   Among our initial offerings this year will be Campus Life.

Dates and topics for the 2012-2013 school year TBA.



Translated “on the journey,” Viaticus is CCM’s student-led retreat for students new to CNU.  Christopher Newport’s CCM offers this student led weekend retreat for freshmen and transfer students. Held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the retreat seeks to ease the adjustment to college life by introducing students to many aspects of their new life. Topics for the retreat include but are not limited to dreams, fears, expectations, choices and challenges, faith on campus, and vocations.  This is one of the best opportunities freshman and transfers have to get to know both upperclassman and other newcomers to campus.  The weekend includes time for reflection, journaling, and discussion. There is also lots of time to enjoy sand, sun, and surf.