Creighton prep retreat program
Retreats are an opportunity for our students to step back and reflect upon God's work in their lives. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the inspiration for our retreat program.
The Freshman Retreat is oriented toward helping freshmen understand, appreciate, and contribute to Prep's mission, as well as welcome them into Prep's community. The Freshman Retreat is a student-led retreat that takes place at Prep over the course of three days in February.
All Sophomores participate in the Faces of Christ Retreat. Each Friday, 10 sophomores and one faculty member are excused from class for the day to travel to the Open Door Mission and immerse themselves in a day of work and reflection. The Open Door Mission provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, long-term recovery programs and outreach services to the homeless population of Omaha.
Sophomores are also offered an optional overnight retreat. Thirteen sophomores, two junior or senior group leaders, and two faculty moderators make this reflective retreat at Camp Fontanelle in Nickerson, Nebraska. This retreat allows students to focus on their relationship with God, their faimily, their friends and self.
Juniors choose between the Junior Encounter Retreat and the Ignatian Service Retreat. The Junior Encounter is for students who have a serious desire to pray and deepen their relationships with God, friends and family. A team of seniors, faculty members and alumni lead thirty-five juniors during this 2 ½ day retreat. The Ignatian Service Retreat provides juniors at Prep with the opportunity to work at the Siena/Francis House, which is a homeless shelter near downtown Omaha.
The theme of the Senior Retreat is "Looking Back and Moving Forward." Emphasis is placed on providing an informal environment to spend time celebrating friendships and talking about worries and excitements related to the future. About 150 seniors participate in this optional retreat each year.