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One of the best ways to summarize the Holy Cross vision of education is to use the words of our founder, Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau C.S.C.: "The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” As a part of our commitment to educating the heart, we offer a wide variety of retreat programs for students of all grade levels and interests. Our retreat program is designed to complement our religion curriculum, to foster an appreciation for our Holy Cross Heritage, and, most importantly, to encourage our students to grow closer in their walk with Jesus.


Journey with Jesus Freshmen Retreat – All freshmen participate in this daylong retreat focusing on the beginning of their own journeys through high school, and the role that Jesus plays along that journey.

"Men with Hope to Bring” Sophomore Service Retreat – All sophomores participate in this daylong retreat devoted to service and our Holy Cross call to be "men with hope to bring.” Students spend the day exploring the complex issues of poverty and unemployment, and participate in a service project at a local social service agency.

Holy Cross Servant Leadership Retreat – A three day retreat for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Centered on the charisms of the Congregation of Holy Cross, this student led retreat highlights what it means to live as a Christ-like servant leader, both at St. Edward High School, and in the larger world.

Junior Sacramental Encounters Retreat – A daylong retreat for juniors exploring the mysteries of the sacraments. This retreat is designed to complement the material from our junior level religion curriculum.

Kairos – A three day retreat for juniors and seniors focused on students’ relationships with God, others, and themselves. 


Homeless Experience – A two day retreat for seniors confronting the challenging issues of poverty and homelessness. This retreat is an option for all students enrolled in the "Social Issues” course, part of our senior level religion curriculum. 


Urban Plunge – A two day retreat for seniors incorporating material from the senior level religion course, "Social Issues.” Students spend two days exploring Cleveland’s Ohio City Neighborhood, learning about the work done by a variety of social service and religious organizations.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Retreat – Open to all members of St. Edward High School’s chapter of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes, this retreat calls students to grow in their walk with Jesus, on the court, on the field, and in every aspect of their lives.

"Come and See” Retreat – A weekend retreat for interested juniors and seniors held at Columbia Hall at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. "Come and See" Retreats provide an opportunity to experience religious life and are designed for young men who are interested in knowing more about the Brothers. Students attending the retreat will spend time in a community of Holy Cross Brothers, and learn, first hand, about the life and ministry of the Brothers of Holy Cross.


Holy Cross Pilgrimage – Each summer, students from Holy Cross Schools around the United States travel to Montreal to participate in the Holy Cross Pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory. This time of prayer and reflection is open to all rising junior and senior students in Holy Cross schools throughout the United States. The primary focus of the Pilgrimage is on St. Joseph’s Oratory and the life of St. Brother André.


Contact:  Director of Campus Ministry, Ms. Cari White -

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