The sophomore retreat is held every year for all Brother Rice sophomores. Every student attends the retreat with their theology class. The retreat consists of various guest speakers and group activities. There are many guest speakers throughout the day including various senior students and a few teachers. The speeches focus mainly on moral issues that sophomores face and the responsibilities that come with becoming a man of Edmund Rice. After the speeches all the sophomores our split into discussion groups led by a senior peer minister. In these groups students discuss the important issues brought up by the speaker and answer questions on how the speech relates to their own life. The retreat ends with an opportunity for reconciliation and a service in the chapel.