Sophomore class participates in weekend retreat


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Sophomores and peer ministers stayed at camp Ihduhapi for their weekend retreat.

Lucas Latterell, Staff Writer

Members of the sophomore class recently participated in a retreat hosted by the Theology department. Last Saturday, about 25 sophomores and 12 senior peer ministers headed to camp Ihduhapi where they relaxed, participated in activities and prayer services, and generally had a good time while getting to know their classmates and peer ministers.

Stephen Schmidt, a theology teacher at BSM, said that that he and the department wanted to connect the retreat to BSM’s Lasallian traditions. “I think that we have a lot of traditions [at BSM] that we’re kind of trying to honor and live up to. The one that I’m most familiar with and that really can be connected to the other two traditions is Lasallian,” Schmidt said.

The main focus of the retreat were the three main pillars of the Lasallian tradition: Faith, Service, and Community. “We talk about faith, and how we can encourage one another in our faith and continue to ask questions,” Schmidt said.

The teacher leaders and peer ministers believe that they accomplished their goals at the retreat. “It was a great bonding experience that brought those who went closer to each other and receive advice from current seniors,” sophomore Riley Steck said.

The theology department encourages the attendance of future retreats as a way to bringing the community together. “It’s kind of unlike any other experience here at BSM because it’s a weekend. It’s not a sports weekend; it’s not a service weekend. It really is just a retreat weekend,” theology teacher Becca Meagher said.