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Retreats are an opportunity for us 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.
Here is a list of upcoming retreats in the spring of 2015
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. It will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 9 am to about 4 pm. Click here for an application.
Below is a list of retreats that are regularly offered.
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 weekend, 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.
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.
Science and Religion Retreat
St. Ignatius invites us to "find God in all things." On the Science and Religion Retreat, we will take this invitation together by sharing in discussions, fun activities, presentations and by taking a close look at the world around us. It is our hope that we will come away from this retreat with a new sense that "the world is charged with the grandeur of God" (Gerard Manley Hopkins).
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.
Ignation Silent Retreat
Based on the spiritual exercised of St. Ignatious, students are guided by spiritual directors during this 3-day silent retreat.
Women of various backgrounds and faith traditions come together to rest and relax relax, enjoy table fellowship over delicious food, and explore their spirituality from a feminine perspective.
Men of LeMoyne are invited to gather for a weekend retreat of games, reflection and discovery of what it means to be a man of integrity in today’s world.
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.
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.