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Mission and Identity Hosting Faculty and Staff Family Retreat


The Division for Mission and Identity will host faculty and staff in a free overnight retreat at SLU's Lay Center for Education and the Arts located near Louisiana, MO. Immediate family members, children included, are welcome to attend. 

The retreat will begin with lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 and will conclude after lunch on Sunday, Oct. 22. The retreat will feature opportunities for hiking, time around the campfire and light programming designed to build community among faculty and staff.

Saint Louis University's Lay Center for Education and the Arts is a 350-acre property. Guests can walk in a sculpture park; read, play and picnic in a themed children’s area; and visit a peaceful cemetery that dates back nearly 200 years — all in an atmosphere that invites learning and reflection. 

Attendees are welcome to drive to the Lay Center, or a van will be available at no cost if attendees prefer to use university transportation.

Contact Patrick Cousins, Director of Pastoral Formation, at with any questions.

To register, and for more information, visit the Google form.