Well, I said I'd comment on the yearly seminarian retreat and so here I go!!!
Overall, the retreat went very well. The retreat was far from silent and I suppose technically It was not a retreat but a fun gathering of all the seminarians. One of the best things we did there was dubbed "Ora et Labora" day. We spent the whole day cleaning St. Theresa's retreat center (which was badly needed) and revolved the day around the Breviary. It was a lot of fun and because it was focused on prayer, it was extremely contemplative in nature. Plus I got to use a power washer! (As a side note, if you ever need to clean anything, always get a power washer!)
The second day (which was the last full day) we got to go trap shooting with the retired bishop of Columbus. What fun! I am a very big gun enthusiast and found a lot of common ground with our retired bishop. What a great guy! This day also revolved around prayer and the day was just a fruitful as the day before.
Overall, the retreat went very well and I got to take care of some discernment issues as well so the week all ended on a very high note.