Retreats are designed to assist students on their journey. Retreats give students the opportunity to reflect on the Augustinian heritage and mission of our school and to accept their responsibility to carry on the mission of our school by walking in the footsteps of St. Augustine, who wrote that a community of learners should be of one mind and one heart in the service of God.
Attendance at a full-day Retreat every year is required of all students. The day consists of a blend of many different experiences – prayerful, reflective times; discussions with seniors and fellow classmates; music; the sharing of a meal together; talks given by guest speakers; and participation in a variety of fun, non-competitive, team-building activities.
The Director of Campus Ministry, with the assistance of Senior Retreat Leaders, plans and directs the Retreats.
Who are Senior Retreat Leaders?
Senior Retreat Leaders are a group of peer ministers dedicated to serving the school community.
During retreats they meet in small groups with younger students, discussing various topics related to the theme for the day. Through their leadership, character, initiative, creativity, independence, and compassionate listening they hope to be good role models for the younger students, offering them helpful advice based in their own experiences and Gospel values. Often younger students report that their sessions with the seniors are among the most memorable and important for the day.
In addition, Senior Retreat Leaders assist during Orientations, Registrations, Admission events, Masses, Prayer Services and charitable programs. They are recognizable by their special shirts that designate their role on campus.