Student Retreats

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Class Retreats: Catholic Spiritual Retreats

Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, CA, offers transformative student retreats. Rooted in Catholic traditions, these retreats provide a nurturing environment for students to deepen their faith and forge meaningful connections. Led by experienced facilitators, the retreats combine prayer, reflection, and engaging activities to encourage personal growth and spiritual exploration. From serene nature walks to group discussions, students are empowered to explore their spirituality and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship with God. These retreats foster a sense of community, compassion, and self-discovery within the student body.

Twice a year, our students embark on unforgettable journeys of personal growth and deep connection. With a variety of retreat options, including overnight getaways, day retreats, and the immersive 3-day Kairos retreat exclusively for Juniors, there's something for everyone. Our retreats provide the perfect opportunity to strengthen your bond with God and fellow classmates, fostering lasting relationships and a profound sense of spiritual fulfillment. Join us on this extraordinary journey of self-discovery and faith!

Diverse Retreat Opportunities

There are various other optional retreats that students can get involved with-SAVI (Student Augustinian Values Institute): A gathering of all Augustinian high schools in North America to learn about Augustine and share ideas from each school

San Diego Service Trip: In June, a small group of students travel to San Diego to volunteer and learn about different social service agencies in San Diego.

Campus Ministry Mini-Retreats: Typically on days with early dismissal, Campus Ministry organizes opportunities for reflection and exploration of the faith at places such as Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula.

Middle School Retreat: Numerous Catholic grade schools from the area are invited to Villanova for a day retreat led by Villanova student