Listen, child of God, to the guidance of your teacher…
…My words are addressed to you especially, whoever you may be, whatever your circumstances, who turn from your pursuit of your own self will and ask to enlist under Christ, who is Lord of all, by following him through taking to yourself that strong and blessed armour of obedience which he made his own on coming into our world.
(from the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict)
Throughout their time at St. Leonard’s, all pupils are offered the opportunity to go on retreat. In the current academic year (2021/22), pupils in Year 7 have had a three day retreat at the Youth Village in Consett, Year 8 pupils have all attended Easter retreats at St. Godric’s Church and Year 9 and Year 10 pupils will attend the YMT Summer Festival at the Youth Village. Year 11 pupils will have the chance to visit Ampleforth for a post – examination retreat. These special events offer all pupils the opportunity to develop spiritually and deepen their faith, as well as strengthening their sense of community and belonging.
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