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Student Retreat Program

 
Rationale
As a Christian, Catholic, and Marianist school, we understand the importance of spiritual growth. Our faith calls us to community and ongoing formation, reflecting our retreat program. All student retreats are integral to the high school experience offered at St. Mary’s and are, therefore, mandatory. Student tuition and fees include retreats, so there is no additional cost to participate.
 
Because Kairos serves as the culmination of the retreat program, themes from previous retreats are echoed throughout the remaining retreats. A team of students, faculty, and staff leads the program and offers special times to gather for small group discussions, interactive games and activities, meaningful reflections, and Marianist moments.

Don't hesitate to contact the Director of Campus Ministry, Andrew Ficken, at [email protected] or (314) 481-8400 ext. 192, for more information.
FRESHMAN RETREAT - NEW BEGINNINGS
The retreat is mandatory for all freshmen and is one day off-campus. Led by upperclassmen, freshmen will engage in a series of small group discussions and activities designed to help them learn more about themselves and each other and recognize God in themselves and others.
 
DATE: TBA
LOCATION: St. John the Baptist
TIME: 8:00 am-2:45 pm

We will walk to and from St. John the Baptist. Please dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
SOPHOMORE RETREAT - VICTUS
The retreat is mandatory for all sophomores. Led by a team of upperclassmen and St. Mary's staff, the sophomores will participate in a series of small group discussions and activities, all designed to help them find the courage to let Jesus into their lives and hearts.

DATE: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
TIME: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
JUNIOR RETREATS - VERSO L'ALTO
The retreat is mandatory for all juniors and is one extended day off-campus. Led by a team of faculty and staff, we designed the retreat to help juniors listen to God's call in their lives and discern what God wants from them. We will focus on diversity, human dignity, and Catholic Social Teaching.

DATE: Thursday, November 17
LOCATION: Marianist Retreat & Conference Center
TIME: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
SENIOR RETREAT - KAIROS
Kairos (an awakening; special moment) retreat allows students to see the value of the Christian faith as it is lived and experienced in the community. It allows them the opportunity to look within themselves, find their true worth, and observe how this worth is reinforced in their relationships with God, their parents, and their neighbors. A team of seniors and faculty, and staff members leads the retreat.
Seniors are required to attend one of the dates.
Each retreat is two and one-half days in length.
 
Kairos Senior Retreat
 
Kairos #34
DATE: Monday-Wednesday, October 17-19, 2022

LOCATION: Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka

Kairos #35
DATE: Wednesday-Friday, December 7-9, 2022
LOCATION: Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka
 
Kairos #36
DATE: Wednesday-Friday, February 1-3, 2023
LOCATION: Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka