Retreats are an integral part of the spiritual growth and development of each young man on campus.

These opportunities are an excellent way for students to step outside their classrooms and into their community to learn more about themselves, as well as more about the struggles and suffering of people around them. Our service-oriented retreat program highlights the idea of putting faith into action. This year’s freshman and sophomore retreats teamed up with Ag Against Hunger to glean local fields for extra produce to be donated to the Monterey County Food Bank. The day began with mass, and ended with each student journaling a reflection on this truly transformative experience.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25: 34-40