In the tradition of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, students at Strake Jesuit take time during the school year to reflect on, promote and develop their spiritual lives. This applies to all members of the student body, regardless of religious affiliation. Freshmen - The retreat takes place over a weekend, both on and away from campus, and is conducted by highly trained sophomores, juniors and seniors. Sophomores -The Father & Son Retreat is an opportunity for both father and son to grow in their relationship with each other and with God. The retreat consists of reflective talks, time for prayer and personal reflection, and one-on-one discussion about the pursuit of Christian manhood. Juniors - This retreat will be an "Urban Pilgrimage" in which the Junior class will continue their spiritual formation by following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius as a pilgrim. The students will travel throughout downtown Houston, in order to find God's presence in their own personal pilgrimage. Seniors - The Kairos Retreat facilitates a profound experience of God and community. Students spend four days in an off-campus retreat setting whereby they share with one another their own stories-stories of profound moments in their lives when circumstances force them to confront the question of God's existence and/or benevolence as they never have before.