Retreats & Spiritual Growth

Retreat Opportunities

For Youth:

QUEST - QUEST provides young people with the chance to come together for 24 hours (6:00 PM Friday until 6:00 PM Saturday) and find out about God, friendships, and themselves in fun-filled, exciting, amusing, thoughtful and carefree surroundings. QUEST is held at the Franciscan Retreat Center of Quincy University, 18th & Seminary Rd.

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) – TEC is a weekend experience (9:30 Saturday morning until Monday evening at 6:15) that provides high school through college age (16 years and older) an excellent opportunity to meet others and understand that you are not alone during that in-between time of moving into adult life.

Go to for more information or to download application forms for QUEST or TEC.


For Adults:

CURSILLO (pronounced kur-see-yo) is three-day experience where participants pray together, celebrate Eucharist, listen to talks given by priests, religious and laypersons, and share the fellowship of Jesus Christ and each other.

Although a Cursillo is not a retreat, its aim is to concentrate on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. As a Lay Movement, Cursillo gives those who attend a living understanding of basic Christian truths and a desire to serve the Church. It also provides a means to continue the Christian formation that begins during the three-day experience.

Eight Cursillo weekends are held per year - four for men and four for women. They are held at the Our Lady of Angels Spirituality Center of Quincy University.

Go to for more information, a schedule of weekends for 2012 and 2013, or to download application forms.