Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve pulled together the most commonly asked questions from retreatants that are coming to Campion Center.

The following information may answer some commonly asked questions. Please do not hesitate to ask Anne Copponi (Monday – Friday 7:00 to 3:00) or your retreat coordinator for additional information or anything else that might make your stay at Campion Center more prayerful and enjoyable.

Campion Conference & Renewal Center Office Hours:
The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (781) 419-1337


Campion Center is a “Smoke-Free” building.

Blankets and Pillows:

You will find an extra blanket and pillow in your bureau.

Mail and Messages:

The box for retreatants’ mail and messages is on the Campion Center Conference & Renewal table – 1st Floor – Main Corridor.


The doors to Campion Center are locked at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The door can be opened by means of the electronic keypad mounted to the left of the entrance. Door codes change regularly and are provided to guests upon arrival.

Mass times:

Mass – open to all guests and visitors – is celebrated daily at 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in the Montserrat Chapel on the 1st floor in the central wing off the Rotunda.


Often retreatants like to use their time of retreat to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance. If a Penance Service is not part of your retreat, you may arrange a time for Confession through the Campion Conference & Renewal Center Office or through your retreat director.

Meal Times:

  • Breakfast: 7:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
  • Dinner: 5:45 p.m.

Main Dining Room:

Campion Center is the home of over 75 Jesuits. The far side of the Cuniff Dining Room beyond the island is reserved for the Jesuit Community.


Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available twenty-four hours a day in the Retreatant’s Lounge on the 2nd floor.


There is a Bible in every bedroom. There are a limited number of French, Italian and Spanish Bibles and New Testaments available in the Conference & Renewal Office.

Cell Phones:

Cell Phones are not to be used in your room or in the corridors. Please be aware of your surroundings. Be considerate and respectful of others and go to a secluded area to use your cell phone. Except in an emergency, please avoid using a cell phone in your bedroom.

Health Needs:

Modest First Aid supplies are available in the Campion Conference & Renewal Center Office. More serious needs should be referred to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Emergency Room (617.243.6000) or the Waltham Urgent Care Center (617.243.5590). Campion Health & Wellness Center (only licensed to provide care for the infirm members of the Jesuit Community) is not allowed to assess, treat or dispense medication of any kind to anyone. If you have a medical emergency, call 911.


We would be grateful if you would place your bed linens inside your pillowcase and deposit them in closet 219, 319 or 419 (depending on your floor). Please place your towels and washcloths in the hampers. Please replace your spread and blanket on the bed.


Several chapels, where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, are available to retreatants and guests.

  • The La Storta Chapel – 3rd Floor – South Wing
  • The Mary Chapel – 2nd floor – South Wing
  • The Chapel of the Holy Spirit – 1st Floor – West Wing – off the Rotunda

Please respect the privacy of the Jesuit Community and refrain from using the Montserrat Chapel – 1st Floor – East Wing – off the Rotunda. The exception to this is to attend the 6:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Mass or Benediction if none is scheduled for your retreat.

Prayer Walks:

Several areas in and around the Campion Renewal Center grounds lend themselves to quiet reflection. These include the following:

  • The Jesuit Cemetery is a place to reflect on the “cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. The cemetery is just down the hill to the southeast.
  • The Way of the Cross circles the Jesuit Cemetery
  • The Weston Conservation Area is adjacent to the Campion Center property on the south and the east and contains many hiking and riding trails.
  • The Weston Observatory grounds contain both the Boston College seismographic observatory and an outdoor mini-museum of some of the geologic wonders of southeastern New England. The observatory is behind the Mansion to the northeast.
  • The Pond perimeter offers a walk of less than two miles. Go down the hill past the cemetery and turn left on the dirt road. Go past the tennis courts and the soccer field. Take a right and loop around the marsh and pond going through a pine forest finally coming to Concord Road.