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*If you have not yet attended a Search retreat in the 2016-17 school year, you will attend the April Search. More information will be emailed to you. 
“Search” is a weekend retreat experience of Christian community for high school students. Search is based on the fist week of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. A key movement during the first week of the Exercises is for the retreatant to deeply and profoundly experience God's unconditional, ever faithful love even in the face of our personal and corporate brokenness. It can be a powerful, moving experience that many students describe as a high point of their years at Prep.
Students are not told in advance about the content or location of the retreat. The Campus Ministry office will gladly tell parents/guardians anything they wish to know about the retreat.
SEARCH History

In March 1963 at San Mateo, California the first high school students were given a deeper insight into the meaning of Christianity through the instrumentality of the Search retreat. Since then hundreds of high schools and colleges around the world have adopted the Search program.
Although the basic purpose and approach of the Search remains the same, many variations in techniques, format, follow-up, and structure have developed. Search has never been a static program but has continually demonstrated a fluid and flexible nature which has permitted the Holy Spirit to speak the Good News of Jesus Christ to teenagers in a relevant, meaningful and dynamic manner.
The first Search at Gonzaga Prep was held in the spring of 1976; the first year that Gonzaga Prep was co-ed in 1975-76. It was composed of both senior and junior Prep students.
Search Lists for 2016-17

If there is a problem with the date please contact Mrs. Vanessa Sibley Mudd at vmudd@gprep.com ASAP. All Search weekends are full. If you desire a change of weekend I will put you on a waiting list for an opening.