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Join Campus Ministry for our Magnify Retreat!

  • Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2024


What is Magnify?

Magnify is a student-led Christian retreat (founded in the Catholic Franciscan tradition) with the goal of helping students live a more complete and dedicated Christian life through the building of an intentional and vibrant community. Persons of all faith traditions are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

You will:

  • escape the stress of your busy student life for a weekend
  • have the opportunity to talk openly about your faith, your doubts, and your fears
  • live a life of prayer and learn more about Christ
  • make connections with other students and members of your community who are striving to live a full Christian life
  • have a chance to be YOU, just as God so masterfully created!
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What it is…

  • A chance to experience a vibrant Christian community while having the opportunity to (re)discover and renew your faith. This is done through small-group discussions, reflections on speaker talks and meditations,  time for ritual, time for prayer and contemplation, and opportunities to build new relationships with other students.

What it is not…

  • A basic course in the creed, the commandments, doctrine, etc.

How much does it cost?

  • $20 for Viterbo students/employees
  • $125 for non-Viterbo students
  • Need for financial assistance? Don't hesitate to get in touch with Emilio Alvarez, Director of Campus Ministry, at

How do I sign up?

  • Fill out the web form at the bottom of this page as soon as possible. 

When and where is this thing?

  • Dates: Friday, October 13 (tentatively 4 p.m.) until Sunday, October 15 (return to campus in the afternoon)
  • Magnify 2023 will be at Camp Gray (Outside the Wisconsin Dells)
  • We will have transportation for the group.

What do I bring?

  • Once you complete the registration, you will receive a more detailed packing list. Nothing out of the ordinary is expected. You'll bring clothing, a pillow, bedding/sleeping bag, a towel, toiletries, a water bottle, and anything else you need to be comfortable. You will be encouraged to leave all electronics and homework at home/school to allow for space from the distractions of everyday life.


Register for Magnify


For more information, contact the Director of Campus Ministry, Emilio Alvarez.