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Campus Ministry programs help students deepen their faith in God. The retreat program provides students with opportunities to participate in reflective experiences in communal settings to gain deeper insights into self-knowledge, sensitivity to others, and a faith in God. Each retreat is designed to provide time for students to share their insights, personal beliefs and attitudes in a Christian context.

Bellarmine students can find many opportunities to participate in Campus Ministry-sponsored retreats. Students will sign up for retreats through the MyBellarmine portal.

If you have questions, please contact Jody DeGroot, VP of Formation and Professional Development or Aires Patulot, Campus Ministry Director.

Our Retreat Offerings

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  • Freshman Retreat

    Freshman formation takes place in conjunction with Bellarmine's Ignatian Formation Period through the Link Crew program. Beginning with orientation in August, Freshmen will meet regularly with their Link Crew leaders to build community and camaraderie amongst the members of their class. Freshman will continue their work in their Ignatian Formation Period and will work with the Tacoma L'Arche Community along with four specific service lessons to inspire Servant Leadership. The Freshman also have a retreat off-campus at Black Diamond Camp, celebrating the community as a part of Bellarmine’s Jesuit tradition.
  • Sophomore Retreats

    Sophomore formation takes place in Ignatian Formation Period, as well through optional retreats in the fall and spring, the Sophomore Boys and Girls Retreats and Sophomore Service Plunge.

    During the Sophomore Boys Retreat, the young men of Bellarmine will be given the chance to build community and discuss what it means to be a young man of character at our school and in the world. The Sophomore Girls Retreat retreat is a chance for the young women of the sophomore class to come together and discuss issues surrounding female identity, friendships and self-worth. 

    The Sophomore Service Plunge is a optional retreat. The Sophomore Service Plunge is a retreat that provides an opportunity for 10th graders to "plunge" into the wider community and participate in direct service. Students stay overnight at Bellarmine, participate in community building activities, and spend time at a local service agency doing direct service with marginalized groups followed by reflection and prayer. This retreat asks students to grapple with the hunger and poverty that exists here in Tacoma and in our world.
  • Junior Retreat

    The Men's Junior Encounter and the Women's Junior Encounter are voluntary three-day, overnight retreats on weekends away from campus and are designed to build community, strengthen self and deepen one's faith in God. These three-day encounters are offered three times throughout the school year.
  • Senior Retreats

    Senior retreats include four options: (1) The Senior Pilgrimage, a hike and camping away from campus focusing on community, faith and discipleship. (2) The Montserrat is a 24-hour, Ignatian-directed, silent retreat. (3) The Manresa is a two-night, Ignatian-directed, silent retreat. (4) The Magis, a three-day overnight retreat that is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits and is designed to invite seniors into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Retreat Leaders

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  • Photo of Joshua Barnes

    Josh Barnes 

    THEOLOGY FACULTY
    Ext. 724
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  • Photo of Emily Andresen

    Emily Andresen 

    SCIENCE FACULTY
    Ext. 436
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  • Photo of Brandy Lindstrom

    Brandy Lindstrom 

    THEOLOGY/ENGLISH FACULTY
    Ext. 812
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  • Photo of Mary Rink

    Mary Rink 

    HEALTH/PE FACULTY
    Ext. 519
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  • Photo of Julia Hiles

    Julie Hiles 

    HEALTH/PE FACULTY
    Ext. 745
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  • Photo of Mark Modarelli

    Mark Modarelli 

    ENGLISH FACULTY
    Ext. 776
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  • Photo of Anthony Rehberger

    Tony Rehberger 

    MATH FACULTY
    Ext. 465
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  • Photo of Shannon Casey

    Shannon Casey 

    ENGLISH FACULTY
    Ext. 780
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  • Photo of Lauren Doscher

    Lauren Doscher 

    ACE FACULTY
    Ext. 749
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  • Photo of Jennifer Phillips

    Jenny Phillips 

    SCIENCE FACULTY
    Ext. 511
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  • Photo of Jacob Singer

    Jacob Singer 

    ENGLISH FACULTY
    Ext. 816
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  • Photo of Debra Sauvage

    Debra Sauvage 

    ASSISTANT CAMPUS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
    Ext. 782
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Campus Ministry Leaders

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  • Photo of Jody DeGroot

    Jody DeGroot 

    VICE PRINCIPAL of PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FORMATION
    Ext. 512
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    Aires Patulot 

    CAMPUS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
    (253) 752-7701 ext. 350