As a Catholic school, we see the tradition of spiritual retreat in the ministry of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13, Mark 6:31) and we seek to provide spiritual formation of our students in His image. Retreats provide students with the opportunity to learn about and grow their faith through experiences of prayer, reflection and fellowship. These personal experiences often work complementary with students' Catholic theology courses, enriching their lessons and knowledge with concrete experiences of faith.
The sophomore and freshman retreats are both one-day retreats. The sophomore retreat is focused on unity as a class and as the body of Christ, while the freshman retreat concentrates on service and the life and service of Father Thomas Scecina.
The junior retreat, a two-day overnight experience at two camps in Southern Indiana, is separated by gender. The junior girls theme is: "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire," a quote from St. Catherine of Sienna. The junior boys theme is: "Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly," a quote from St. Francis de Sales.
At the senior retreat, also known as the Christian Awakening Retreat, students are immersed in a four-day spiritual experience with a small group of about six other seniors and a young Scecina graduate who guides their experience. The summary of the retreat experience can be broken up in terms of daily themes: Doubt the first, cry the second, trust the third, live the fourth.