The Kairos retreat is open to any student who has not made a
previous Kairos retreat at USF.
The retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The weekend is a time to explore one’s
sense of self and of one’s relationships, as well as a time for growth,
connection and transformation by reflecting on identity, relationship with God,
the question of love, brokenness and healing and how to live after Kairos. The retreat is led by students who previously
have made the Kairos retreat.
Program Dates/times: Friday, April 5 (Please arrive early, around 1:15pm to 1:30 if you are able. The bus will board at 2:00 and will depart at 2:15. *Please note that if you have class until 2:05, the bus departure will still accommodate you.) to Sunday, April 7 (4:00 pm).
Location: Jesuit Retreat Center of Sierra, Applegate, CA
Cost: $75 Click here to pay now!
The application to attend the Spring 2013 Retreat is OPEN. Please click the link below to apply! There are very few spots open, so act quickly!
Apply now for the Kairos retreat!
Eddie Harrison (Junior, Computer Science) " Kairos was a
defining experience for me here at USF. The level of introspection I
experienced as both a retreatant and as a leader continues to influence and improve
my relationships. I cannot imagine a better use of a single weekend; I know I
will still be reaping the benefits of the retreat years after I graduate."
Luke Hendrickson (Senior, Philosophy) " For me, going on
this trip with both friends and soon-to-be friends was both refreshing and
centering. I came back to San Francisco with a new perspective and fresh eyes.
I was able to see clearly that my friends, and the love I have for them,
superseded any worldly worries I had. In leading Kairos
I saw another side entirely: I became a mentor and spiritual guide, someone who
was there to listen and, if asked, give advice and sympathy. I came away from
this more certain of myself and my worth. If you can lead, do it! And if you
can't, make time for it."
Sarah Rainville (Junior, Nursing) "Kairos
allowed me to take time out from my busy schedule and focus my thoughts,
connect with others, and strengthen my relationship with God. It was a
Michelle Ann Salah (Junior, Business Administration) " I
feel so full of life in University Ministry. The Kairos retreat made me
feel alive with confidence, love, support, and faith. I got the
opportunity to meet amazing people, and develop stronger relationships with
myself, God, and other."
Landon Boren (Sophomore, Communications) " The
Kairos experience to me is what changed my views on the importance of time.
Kairos taught me how satisfying appreciating a moment is, the importance of
living your life in the present moment, and accepting the love of those around
you who are giving it. When you open your eyes and take in the lessons that
this retreat has to offer, it'll change how you love yourself, and love the
life that you create for yourself. That, in itself, is timeless."