Retreats are an opportunity to unplug from the busyness of daily life so that we might have the space to better understand the purpose of our lives. Within this safe space, we open ourselves to reflect on and rekindle relationships with God, ourselves and others.
Handprints is a one night retreat for first year students. It provides a safe, fun space for students to connect with their classmates and build a community that extends beyond the weekend. During the retreat, participants have the opportunity to listen and learn from insightful talks by upper-class student leaders, enjoy fun activities and free time with their classmates, explore their spirituality, of course, eat delicious food. The four main themes of the weekend include self-identity, relationships, social pressures, and faith and prayer.
**This retreat is held in both the Fall and Spring Semester**
Kairos, a Greek word meaning “God’s Time,” is popular at many Jesuit high schools, colleges, and universities. Kairos is a weekend retreat experience that offers students the opportunity to detach themselves from the various challenges and demands of college life and to intentionally and meaningfully spend time reflecting on their relationships with God, themselves, and others. Kairos is led by a team of upper-class students, all of whom attended a prior Kairos Retreat.
While Kairos is grounded in the Catholic tradition and rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, it is open to students of all faith and religious traditions. Large group activities, small group and individual reflection, celebration of Mass, prayer, and student leader talks are major components of Kairos.
4th Day Retreat
Current students and alumni who have participated in a Kairos Retreat are invited to deepen and renew their relationship with God, others and self during this overnight retreat.
Ignatian Contemplative Retreat
Based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatious, students are guided by spiritual directors during this three-day, semi-silent retreat.
This retreat serves as an opportunity for student music ministers to share their love for music and their faith in God. They gather for a weekend at the Jesuit Villa to pray, sing/play a few tunes and enjoy each other’s company.
During “Senior Week” in May, senior students have the opportunity to spend a day at the Jesuit Villa. They enjoy the space and time to process their time at LeMoyne College as well as their hopes and fears for the future -- all within the context of a supportive community.
This retreat experiences is focused on uniting the LGBTQ communities and allies through reflection, prayer and building relationships. Students and guest speakers share real life experiences to help us reflect on our own lives and relationships. Participants are also invited to share their thoughts in a small group setting as well as participate in fun, community building activities.
Join other athletes to relax and take time to think about what it means to embody the core values "Inside the L": Magis, Cura Personalis, Men and Women for Others, Finding God in All Things, and Social Justice.
Campus Ministry Leader’s Retreat
Students who have applied and were selected for various leadership roles within Campus Ministry, retreat for a weekend of bonding, training and spiritual renewal. This retreat typically takes places before the start of the fall semester.