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Retreats

Freshman Retreat - (on-campus 2nd semester)

"Trinity of Relationships" - This one-day retreat, which focuses on students' relationships with God, others and themselves is directed by Mr. Leo Brown (Theology Department). With the help of STA alumni and seniors, students have opportunities to participate in small and large group discussions, and participate in prayer via praise and worship, contemplation and Eucharistic adoration.  Concluding with Mass, this retreat provides a purposeful segue to the sophomore retreat which highlights day to day choices that build our "communion of saints".

 

Sophomore Retreat - (on-campus 1st semester)

"Freedom in Christ" - This one day retreat highlights the many choices students must discern as they grow and are challenged in their faith.  Directed by the REAP (Retreat Evangelization And Prayer) Team, a retreat ministry of the Catholic Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the retreat offers the opportunity to experience powerful witness talks, skits, and small and large group discussions about day to day choices that affect our "communion of saints".  The retreat's theme's of chastity, self image and making positive choices concludes with a communal forgiveness service that offers the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

Junior Retreat - (off-campus 1st semester)

"Thrive" - This one day retreat directed by Sarah Cretors (Director of Student Spiritual Development) will be held on November 7th at Prairie Star Ranch.  

 

Seniors - Kairos Retreat  

Ms. Sarah Cretorst is the coordinator for the Kairos retreats. Kairos is an intense retreat experience for Seniors.  It usually runs from Wednesday evening through Saturday (or Tuesday evening through Friday evening) and is conducted off campus. The retreat helps students empower themselves and attain better relationships with their family, friends and with God. 
Kairos helps the retreatant relate his everyday experiences with God. The retreat is adapted from principles derived from the “Spiritual Exercises” of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Several retreats are offered each year.  Typically we hold one/two during the summer just before school starts and several each semester for a total of five.  Applications are required to sign up and the retreat is first come, first serve basis.