The Avila retreat for Year 12 students from both St Philomena’s and Ursuline High School was held on Monday 15th October. Students from year 12 service programmes across both schools attended. All students took part in morning sessions outlining what Catholic Social Teaching is and why its relevant to our lives. The afternoon took more of a reflective theme concentrating on different prayer techniques from adoration, mediation and creative prayer.
The students were enriched with time to focus on their spiritual needs and how they are going to put their faith in action. All students said they felt the day had given them direction and time to pray, something we don’t always have in every lives. Adoration proved the most popular part of the day with students requesting more time for this in the future.
For further information about the programme, please email Rebecca.Paterson@avila.education.