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Each year students participate in retreats

or camps according to themes chosen for

their age group. Students are encouraged to

understand their emotions and desires more

deeply and to appreciate what it means to

love and serve others in a community. These

experiences deepen each boy’s relationship

with God.

Ignatian spirituality is a balance of dreams

and practicalities. It is a socially engaged

spirituality. One’s abilities and talents are not

regarded as assets to be selfishly hoarded,

rather as gifts to be given generously in the

service of others. A popular prayer among the

students is the

Prayer for Generosity

, attributed

to Saint Ignatius:

Students are offered a diversity of spiritual

experiences including Sacramental and

Liturgical Programs, retreats and reflection

days. This encourages our students to give

thanks to God for who they are, to consider

the person they hope to become, and to

contemplate how they can be an agent for

positive change in the world.

Reflection is an essential component of the

daily life of our students. Each class begins with

a prayer. The Ignatian prayer of

The Examen

helps staff and students review the past day

and plan ahead through the lens of faith.





Dearest Lord,

teach me to be generous.

Teach me to serve you as you deserve –

to give, and not to count the cost,

to fight, and not to heed the wounds,

to toil, and not to seek for rest,

to labour, and not to ask reward,

except that of knowing

that I do your holy will.