We provide four retreats, one for each year. The themes include community building, Benedictine values, spirituality, and vocations.The Freshman Retreat is designed to build community among members of the class. They have the opportunity to learn how to communicate with God and with each other. The Sophomore Retreat is on the dignity of women and how to deepen one’s relationship with God. The Junior Retreat is about one’s personal spirituality and how to to develop a healthy mind, body, and soul. Finally, the Seniors reflect on their past and present spiritual journey and look forward to the future in their retreat. They create mementos that they can carry with them to college that will remind them of their time at Saint Gertrude and how their relationship with God has developed. Taryn Cowan said, “I will never forget my retreats; we bond together, not only as classmates, but as sisters. You can feel the presence of God.” “It is full of sisterhood and fun,” said Ryan Cury.