Freshmen Escape

photo from freshman escape weekend

The opportunity for students to reflect on their Villanova experiences together on a weekend getaway led by upperclassmen. You will have the opportunity to meet new friends, discuss issues of college life, explore your faith, get away for a weekend, relax and hang out!

Freshman Escape for this weekend has been canceled due to the University closingt.  We are working to reschedule it for another weekend this semester.  More information will follow when it is available.

Schedule for 2013-2014
Weekend Retreats:

  • October 4-6
  • November 8-10
  • April 11-13

Day Retreats:

        November 23
        April 5

Hosted by the Campus Ministry Interns:

“Whenever you go out, walk together,  and when you reach your destination, stay together.”
-St. Augustine

Register Today!

[610] 519–4080

St. Rita Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Tolle Lege


Alleluia! Alleluia! In the spirit of St. Augustine, let us consider the Gospel for Divine Mercy Sunday as we continue to celebrate the Easter season. The Gospel opens with a picture of us, Christ’s disciples: afraid, doubting, locked up. Oftentimes, like the disciples in the Gospel, I find it difficult to understand the significance and beauty of Christ’s Death and Resurrection. I am happy on Easter Sunday, but am not sure how to celebrate the other 50 days of Easter. In that doubt and confusion, I have a tendency to turn inwards in my faith. For Jesus, this must make very little sense. However, in His infinite and compassionate mercy, He comes to His disciples and simply offers us peace. As we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, may we be aware of the simplicity and necessity of Christ’s peace, which is given to us as freely as each breath we take.

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Interested in Getting Involved with Campus Ministry? We offer over 50 programs that are sure to fit every personality and lifestyle!

Service & Volunteering
Liturgical Ministry
Faith-Sharing & Support Groups

One-Day Decision Making retreat
Sunday, March 23rd

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March 28-30

A Day of Escape for Freshmen
April 5

Freshman Escape
April 11-13

Connections Retreat
June 27-29