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All students are required to go on the retreat designed for their class each year. Retreats help us take time for spiritual and emotional development and renewal. These programs provide a range of options to make the opportunity meaningful for everyone. There are components that support the Catholic faith and Dominican tradition, but the focus is on connecting with one another in various ways. We simply ask that students allow themselves to be open to the experience and be present in the activities. We distribute permission slips about a week in advance of each retreat.


Freshmen take a day off-campus as an entire class to focus on community. This retreat incorporates large and small group activities. Campus Ministers, several EHS faculty/staff, and junior/senior mentors facilitate this retreat, giving freshmen a nice introduction to the emphasis that Edgewood places on “community.”


Sophomores choose from one of the published dates for their retreat focused on scripture and human dignity. Groups of approximately 30 go off-campus for a day of reflection activities, games, prayer, and opportunities to discover the inherent dignity in all of us. Campus Ministers and Peer Ministers facilitate this program.


Juniors are offered a 3-way menu option. Juniors can choose to go on a self-care retreat, nature and spirituality retreat, or a service retreat.

SeniorsSenior CROSS

Senior Christian Retreat of Shared Spirituality (Senior CROSS pictured right) is a four-day retreat at the Shalom Retreat Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The theme of Senior CROSS is “Shared Spirit: Community, Reflection, Action, Connection.” Retreat activities include team-building exercises, adult talks, prayer, student talks, small reflection groups, leadership formation, and lots of fun! Students come away for this retreat transformed, inspired, connected, and ready to begin their senior year.

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