Search VII goal is to have `new outlook on life’

By Geri Lynn Utter
November 16, 2000

by Geri Lynn Utter

assistant sports editor

The Cabrini vans are taking off on Friday, Nov. 17 and heading to Appel Farms in Elmer, N.J. for the seventh annual Search Retreat. The retreat will last the entire weekend until Sunday, Nov. 19 when all 26 Search participants will return to school with a new outlook on life.

For some, the experience of the Search Retreat will be the wisest $35 a college student could spend.

For those unfamiliar with Search, it is a basic get-to-know yourself, -God and -others retreat.

Do not be swayed by the use of the word God in determining your opinion of the retreat. Of course, God will be incorporated into the various activities that take place during the Search Retreat, but it will be a refreshing and worth while experience.

Do not think of Sunday Mass at your local parish when you think of Search. The Search Retreat is open to those of all religions, races and ethnic backgrounds. It is a spiritual retreat that will help you look deep inside yourself to identify the “real you.”

Some of the events that take place during the Search retreat are small and large group discussions, indoor and outdoor activities and most importantly, personal reflection time.

The leaders of the Search Retreat will organize various activities. Each team leader is responsible for a certain number of Search participants who are broken up into small groups or teams, in order to make the experience more personal for each retreatant.

The new team leaders for Search VII are: Celena Blasucci, Rose Leahy, Amy Gassen, Jess Huda, John Verdi, Anthony Contipodero and Charles Lacourte.

Also, the new Search VII leaders are Aimee Sirois and Dave Wiley along with Campus Ministers Mary Laver and John Dimucci.

If you have not considered going on Search, you have not considered the opportunity to look at the world through a fresh set of eyes.

Believe it or not, $35.00 dollars gets you a lot further than a tank of gas.

It is too late to sign up for this semester’s Search Retreat, but for more information on future retreats, contact Campus Ministry at ext. 8225 or ext. 8409

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