A retreat is a great opportunity to take a much-needed break from the busyness of life to reflect, pray, deepen your relationship with Christ, and to take an honest look at where you’re at in life. Retreats offer moments of healing and immense growth as we dive deeper into understanding the desires of our hearts.
As per past years, each grade will be scheduled to attend a retreat during the school year. This year, we are introducing a new retreat program theme called, The Hero’s Journey. This concept is a common story structure (twelve stages) that screenwriters use to share the story of the hero – a character who is called out of their ordinary world to go on an adventure, complete a mission, and return home transformed. This formula is very similar to God’s calling and purpose for each of us in our own lives. We are all called to live a “Hero’s Journey.”
Seeing as we began a new retreat program, we launched a new “retreat leader” program as well. A few gr. 11 & 12 students from our Lasallian Youth Team train throughout the year to lead our gr. 5-9 retreats. As Saint Pope John Paul II said,
“The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.”