Subversive Spirituality

2019-2020 SEU Faculty / Staff Mini-Retreats

General Theme: Pursuing the Beloved Community

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Next: Friday, December 6, 2019

Location: Fleck 314

We are all too aware of how divided our world feels right now, and of the ways that many of our communities are experiencing conflict and collective trauma. How can we best respond to these challenges? Through four lunch retreats for staff and faculty, this year's Subversive Spirituality series will explore how we might address this question and work toward building more inclusive and compassionate communities. For vision and inspiration, we will consider Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s concept of the “Beloved Community,” which was central to his life and work. In our conversations, we will reflect on what it means to regard one another as being created in the image of God, a biblical concept that is explicitly mentioned in the St. Edward’s mission statement.

Our first session provided a foundation for our year’s theme, giving us an opportunity to consider the challenges and promises of community today and to consider Dr. King’s image of the Beloved Community. Details on the December 6 theme to be announced.

To register for the December 6 retreat, please register via GivePulse/ SEU Volunteer Connect at:

If you do not have a GivePulse account, you may be able to use Single Sign On to log into MyHilltop, then copy and paste the above URL to get to the registration page.

Upcoming Retreats: Save the Dates!

  • December 6, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • April 17, 2020


March 27-29, 2020, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

The 2020 Convocation will include a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of St. Joseph, now the Brothers of Holy Cross.

Event registration will open in Fall 2019.