"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
- Mother Theresa
Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" (Mt 16:24). All the dogmas, all the doctrines, all the devotions we practice as Catholics (and learn about at Fisher Catholic) have as their ultimate end Christ, who is the source and summit of our lives.
One way in particular that we try to emphasize the importance of living for Christ is through our Retreat Program. Thanks to Al Kovacic (Religion Teacher and Campus Minister from 1999 - 2002), our Retreat Program has been a real source of community building and an avenue for an increased awareness of Christ's action in the lives of the students. We have and will continue to develop the days of reflection into meaningful experiences for Freshmen and Sophomores. We will also continue to bring Christ to our Juniors through our overnight retreats at Saints Peter and Paul Retreat Center. The Senior retreat is called Kairos and is not required, but is becoming very popular with the student body. It is truly a call and an awakening to God's action in the lives of the teens that participate in it. G. K. Chesterton said, "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." The future of the Church is in the hands of the youth and the desire of the Theology Department here at Fisher Catholic is to acknowledge that it is difficult to live a Christian life while challenging the youth to "try" it.