Freshman Retreat

October 13, 2021
St. Joseph’s Retreat Center in Tipton, IN

Freshman Retreat is a one-day event will be your student’s first step in their four-year spiritual journey at Brebeuf Jesuit. Freshman Retreat will focus on four key goals;

  1. Building an inclusive community among the freshman class
  2. Fostering a greater understanding of self
  3. Developing an understanding of the mission and identity of Brebeuf (what makes a Brebeuf BRAVE)
  4. Creating a personal encounter with Ignatian Spirituality

Freshman Retreat is mandatory for all Brebeuf freshmen and will take in Fall 2021. Freshmen should arrive to Brebeuf at the normal drop-off time, please be no later than 8:15 a.m. Students are asked to check in with Campus Ministry in the Cafeteria upon arrival. From there, the class will be bussed to the university’s campus and will return for normal dismissal.

Dress for the day is regular school attired. Lunch will be provided. For dietary restrictions, please contact Bree Ballard, Director of Campus Ministry.

Questions? Please contact Bree Ballard, Director of Campus Ministry, at bballard@brebeuf.org or 317.524.7122


Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreats will be at Waycross Conference Center and Camp in Morgantown, IN.

  • September 30-October 1, 2021
  • November 18-19, 2021
  • March 16-18, 2022
  • March 24-25, 2022

During this overnight retreat, sophomores take time to look at themselves and the challenges they face. Sophomores depart for retreat Thursday morning from Brebeuf Jesuit at 8:30 a.m. and return between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. Friday afternoon. Retreat takes place at Waycross Conference Center and Camp in Morgantown, IN. Brebeuf Jesuit seniors join Campus Ministers and Brebeuf Jesuit staff members to lead students in experiences of personal sharing and listening in a religiously supportive atmosphere. The cost of retreat is $195. Contact Bree Ballard for scholarship requests.

Questions? Please contact Bree Ballard, Director of Campus Ministry, at bballard@brebeuf.org or 317.524.7122.

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Kairos Retreat

Juniors

  • February 8-11, 2022
  • April 5-8, 2022

Seniors

  • October 12-15, 2021
  • January 25-28, 2022

Kairos is held at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis.

Kairos helps students grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem in an atmosphere of particularly strong peer and adult support. Students grow in their understanding of their relationships with friends, family and God. Students who have made Kairos have found it to be one of the best experiences of high school. A follow-up program helps students continue their growth.

Questions? Please contact Bree Ballard, Director of Campus Ministry, at bballard@brebeuf.org or 317.524.7122.

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Senior Road Trips

Are you ready for a little adventure? Join Campus Ministry for an overnight road trip to a surprise location! In the first semester, this retreat explores Ignatian Decision-Making. As a senior, you are faced with a lot of decisions. In the tradition of St. Ignatius we hope to equip you with tools and practices to prayerfully make life’s big and little decisions. In the second semester, this retreat explores Ignatian Spirituality, particularly reflecting back on your time at Brebeuf and setting your mind towards transitioning to life beyond Brebeuf. This will be a wonderful opportunity to have a little fun with classmates before you graduate.

Available Retreats

  • November 11-12, 2021
  • March 10-12, 2022

These retreats will depart from Brebeuf Jesuit on Thursday 8:15 a.m and return by Friday at 8:00 p.m. We have limited spots, so sign up today!

Questions? Contact Bree Ballard in Campus Ministry bballard@brebeuf.org.


Retreat Leadership Application for the Class of 2022

You are invited to apply to be a retreat leader! Campus Ministry needs Senior Leaders for Freshman Retreat and eight overnight retreats during the 2021-2022 academic year. Leading any retreat is both a privilege and a lot of work. Leadership responsibilities include mandatory training sessions and team meetings, proper decorum, preparation, writing and presenting a talk, and co-leading a small group. For Freshman Retreat you will miss one day of school, 2 days for Sophomore Retreat, and 3 days for Kairos. If chosen, you will be invited by a member of the Campus Ministry Staff and receive more information about training. Seniors may lead both Freshman Retreat, and one overnight retreat. In fact, we encourage it so we can get to know you and you have retreat experience before we select you for an overnight retreat. Please note: The Dean’s Office holds the right to administer random drug tests. Any retreat leaders who fail a random drug test will be removed from their leadership position.

Questions? Contact Bree Ballard in Campus Ministry bballard@brebeuf.org.

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Additional Information

Space is limited on retreats; students must turn in applications promptly. Students are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If too few students (less than 25) sign up for a particular retreat, the retreat may be cancelled and deposits returned.

Fees for the retreats are still being determined.  If your student needs a financial scholarship in order to attend a retreat, please contact the Campus Ministry Office at 317.524.7122.

Help is available and we want your child to attend his or her class retreat.

Students of varied faiths and religious backgrounds are welcomed and respected on all of these retreats. Leaders and retreatants alike speak from their own faith experience.