September 23, 2015

Sophomore Retreat

The Class of 2018
Yesterday our sophomore class gathered at Ste. Marie Parish on the Westside of Manchester for their class retreat.  Ms. Zolkos P'15, '19 of our theology department did a magnificent job preparing for and carrying out the day's activities.  The theme of the retreat was prayer and the students took part in a variety of talks, games, and movie clips to help flesh out the topic of prayer.  After lunch I showed the student the "virtual town hall" that Pope Francis conducted earlier this month with people in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Texas.  We then moved to the upper Church so the students could get a look at how beautiful it is.  I told them that we could not be at Ste. Marie's and not look around, the Church is a complete work of art.

We concluded our day with a brief prayer service in the chapel where we heard the gospel reading of the day (the call of St. Matthew) followed by a few words by me on how Jesus calls and uses the unexpected to do His work here on Earth.

This Monday is our annual junior retreat and the final one until the senior day of reflection in May.

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