This mandatory overnight retreat (mid-day Saturday to mid-day Sunday) welcomes the freshman class to the Bellarmine community and introduces them to the spiritual life of the school. Freshmen, teachers, Big Brothers and upperclassmen, serving as retreat leaders, gather to share a variety of activities including liturgy, prayer, reflection, discussion, hospitality and social activity.
Students take a day away from the busyness of school to reflect on their gifts and talents, examine the characteristics of leadership evident in Jesus' ministry, and consider the call to share their personal gifts and talents with others.
The overnight retreat is open to all sophomores - no recommendation is required. It runs from 3:00 pm on day 1 to approximately 2:45 pm on day 2, and is offered four times throughout the year to fit individual schedules.
Contact Ms. Scott-Florez for more information.
All Big Brothers will attend an overnight retreat in September to ground themselves in Christian leadership principles and to prepare themselves to lead Freshman Retreat in October.
This four-day retreat is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to reflect on self and relationships with God, family and friends. Through the experience of group discussion, prayer and Sacraments, students are helped to see life in a new way, and more fully appreciate the remaining days of high school and the years ahead.
Small group of students will venture out to contemplate their image of God over several days in the Sierras. This new retreat will blend Ignatian spirituality with the quiet of the backcountry.
Applications for the April 2017 retreat are now closed.