As part of CBA’s mission to develop the whole person, spiritual retreats are an integral element of each student’s personal development. Every student is required to engage in a retreat each year at the Academy.
The Freshman Retreat is an introduction to the life and teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the mission of Christian Brothers Academy. Freshmen are led on-campus by our senior GURUs, learning more about CBA and our founding principles. Freshman Retreats are run by Campus Minister Mr. Matt Butler and GURU instructor Mr. Robert O’Connor.
Sophomore Retreats are also run by Mr. Butler and Mr. O’Connor, but take place off-campus. The theme of the retreat is “overcoming obstacles in your relationship to God” and realizing faith can sometimes be a struggle. This retreat focuses on recognizing God’s presence in our lives in both transcendent moments and deeply personal ways.
Our Junior and Senior Retreats are seen as two parts of an extended retreat. The focus is on entering society as a well-rounded Christian gentleman. The junior retreat is an on-campus, day-long event, while the senior retreat is an off-campus, overnight retreat.