Bear Awakening

What is Bear Awakening?

Bear Awakening is a three-day, uplifting, high energy retreat especially designed for and run by college students. The retreat begins Friday afternoon and ends in the afternoon on a Sunday. Nicknamed “BA”, this retreat revolves around a series of talks such as The Christian Adventure, Reconciliation, Faith, Prayer, Sin & Forgiveness, Love, and Hope. During the retreat, small groups are facilitated by two staffers, which forms a small community to discuss the talks and participate in shared activities. There is music, fun, time for prayer, and opportunities for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

Beyond this, it is impossible to describe Bear Awakening to you–it must be experienced!!! The retreat exceeds expectations and often has been a turning point in many people’s lives. Plus, the weekend retreat is only part of the Awakening program. The next step is “Fourth Day”, weekly follow-up gatherings for people who have made an Awakening. These meetings are a very special time for fellowship, prayer, and support for our Christian journey.

When is the next BA?

BA #31 will be September 29th-October 1st, 2023  The cost is $65 for first time retreaters.

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