Last week, nineteen St Patrick's seminarians serving off campus for a year at parishes throughout California and Portland, Oregon, gathered for a  beachfront Pastoral Retreat at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz.

They met to share fellowship, prayer and insights about their pastoral year internships.

According to their evaluations and the animated conversations that began as soon as they unpacked upon arrival on Sunday, Janaury 27th--they did so successfully!                                                                                                           

The five-day retreat was led by San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Bill Justice (front row center).                      

Pastoral Year Retreat 2013 Villa Maria del Mar-WEB