Mission & Ministry
At St. Augustine Prep, we place a great value on the ability of our students to connect with one another, their faith, and their community on a deeper, more intimate level. In order to achieve this, we offer a special retreat program for all students with the involvement of our faculty and staff.
All while instilling in them the important Augustinian values of Unity, Truth, and Love, these retreats allow students of all ages the opportunity to engage in spiritual activities, serve their community, solidify their bond of Hermit Brotherhood, and prepare for life beyond the Prep.
Freshman Year: Unitas Retreat
For one day, our new students build lasting connections with each other in this off-campus retreat. The day is packed with exciting outdoor activities, which build community and challenge our students to support one another during which our newest members of the Prep community forge their early bonds and learn what it means to be members of the Brotherhood.
Sophomore Year: Veritas Retreat
The students travel as a class for a one-day retreat at The National Shrine of St. Rita of Casia in Philadelphia. There is an opportunity for the sacrament of confession. They tour the upper and lower Shrine, learn about the life of St. Rita and, in her spirit, are encouraged to be peacemakers.
Junior Year: Cathedral Kitchen Retreat
In preparation for the Junior Ring Mass & Ceremony, the Junior class will be invited to the Junior Evening of Reflection. The Evening of Reflection is a celebration of Brotherhood and will include food, fellowship, and a guest speaker. During this retreat, the students will also look at the pillars of an Augustinian education, reflect on life and experiences, and look forward to their
Senior Year: Kairos Retreat
Senior year can be an exciting, yet nerve-wracking, time for any student. The Kairos Retreat strives to prepare our students for their senior year, while also encouraging and enabling them to look ahead to life beyond our campus. Using team building and trust exercises, this on-campus retreat enables our students to consider life after their time at the Prep.