On March 3, the junior class retreat was held in the St. Lucy’s Regent Resource Center. The theme of the retreat was “Finding Kind.” The day started with a spiritual walk down to the chapel, where Mass was celebrated by Father Rich Danyluk from Holy Name of Mary Parish in La Verne.
After Mass, the juniors participated in two group icebreakers involving music and charades. The games were followed by a documentary titled “Finding Kind.” This emotional movie was about the friendships that women both create and abuse.
“I felt it truly showed the struggle of women and how we are pitted against each other by the media, peer pressure, and low self-esteem,” says junior Selena Cortez.
Finally, the girls received kind and apology cards they could write to one another. The cards that were given to them by their classmates touched many. Prior to the end of the retreat, the students had a chance to speak to the entire junior class during an open microphone period.
The retreat leaders ended the day with prayer.