Senior Retreats

In their final year at Jesuit, Seniors are invited to go on a retreat to reflect and pray about their time at Jesuit and to discern their next steps in life. The retreat offerings during their senior year are elective and are comprised of a few options. Please see below for more information about the retreat offerings during the 2023-24 academic year. 

Father & Son Retreat

Join us for this opportunity for both father (or father-figure) and son to grow in their relationship with each other and with God. We will engage in personal reflection, faith talks on God, fatherhood, and masculinity, with plenty of and one-on-one time between father and son + between fathers and sons as a group. The goal is for fathers and sons to deepen their relationship with each other and with the Lord.

The retreat begins at 2pm Sunday and concludes Monday with lunch. It is a two-day, one night retreat. Your son will be exempt from Monday classes. As a reminder, each father/son pair will be responsible for transportation to/from the retreat center. Meals provided: Dinner + Breakfast + Lunch + Snacks.  

Location: Solomon Episcopal Center 

Dates: 2pm Sep. 24th – 1pm Sep. 25th, 2023

Cost: $65 for dads; $0 for students  

Deadline to register is September 7th, 2023. Space is Limited. 

Discernment Retreat

Annually, during MLK holiday weekend, the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province host a discernment retreat for high school students from around the Southern United States. Each Jesuit school is invited to send 4 seniors who would like an experience of silence and discernment.  

This retreat is a silent retreat, but students will get a chance on the first and last day to interact with the other high school students on the retreat. This retreat is for students who are open to the possibility of the Lord’s call to religious life or priesthood. On this retreat, they get a chance to hear talks from Jesuits in formation on prayer, vocation, and discernment. They will also have time to pray in the quiet of the Texas hill country.  

Location: Strake Jesuit Retreat Center, Houston, Texas 

Dates: January 12th – January 15th, 2024 

Cost: $0 (only need to bring money for meals on the road).  

Limited spaces available: 4 spots. 

Wilderness Retreat

Spend 5 days backpacking/camping in the wilderness of Wyoming, Colorado, or Utah where you will be able to spend time with your classmates outside, learn to become a better leader, disconnect from the world, personally reflect, and spiritually connect with God through His creation. You will see increased growth of character, self-confidence, and communication. 

This retreat is led by the professional staff of COR Expeditions, an outreach of Wyoming Catholic College, who not only ensure that the trip is safe, but also will teach important practical skills to safely backpack in the wilderness. COR Expeditions is accredited through the Association of Experiential Education, holds permits with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and their staff are highly trained and hold certifications such as Wilderness First Responders, CPR, avalanche awareness and rescue, rock climbing instruction and rescue, swiftwater rescue, and more. 

You will return with: a renewed sense of beauty and wonder, an understanding of how important a real, human community is in your life, an increased confidence through the accomplishment of challenging adventures, and an invitation to participate in the prayer and life of the Catholic Church. 

Location: Moab, Utah 

Dates: May 13-17, 2024

Cost: $750 plus airfare

Limited space available: 15 students

Senior Silent 3-Day Retreat

Silence is a critical element of any mature spirituality. By offering a space conducive to prayer, the Senior Silent Retreat builds on and deepens the experiences of past retreats – allowing the retreatant to have a personal encounter with God in their own way and at their own pace.   

Students will listen to reflections from Jesuits and faculty members and meet with a spiritual director individually for guidance in prayer. The spiritual focus of the retreat is discernment: seeing how God has worked with the student in the past and to make decisions that will lead to a greater encounter with Jesus in the future. These retreats are optional for students. 

Location: The Spirituality Center at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, LA

Schedule: February 25-27; Students depart on Monday and return to school Tuesday.

Cost: $0


Please contact Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, the director of campus ministry, at with any questions.