L.I.F.T.: Spiritual Retreats

Lasallians in Faith Together, or the L.I.F.T. Program, is CMSA’s vision of the retreat program, encompassing all retreats offered off campus.

Each retreat is unique and full of the many opportunities to meet new people, reflect, and take a break from hectic campus life. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds and experiences. 

All retreats occur in a quiet, relaxing location—perfect for reflection and contemplation—all while meeting new friends who share your interests. Come join us for an unforgettable retreat experience! All are welcome!

Retreats for 2019-2020:

  • Spring Hiking Retreat at Breakneck Ridge (March 28th)

    This retreat is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as the weather warms up!  Students will explore physical and spiritual wellness while on a hike in the Breakneck Ridge wilderness. This retreat will have a more difficult uphill climb, with some scrambling, so be prepared! For specific questions, reach out to Conor Reidy

    Who Goes?

    The Hiking Retreat is open to all students! This version of the Hiking Retreat will be more advanced, with steeper, more difficult climbs. 

    What Happens?

     We will explore and reflect upon the presence of God in nature and invite one another to become more attentive to creation.


    Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring NY.


    An all-day retreat on  March 28th. We will leave from the Social Action Suite at 10 AM. 

    How Much?

    This retreat is free for all students. We will provide transportation back and forth, as well as snacks.  

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  • Kairos VIII (April 17-19)

    Kairos is the hallmark retreat at Manhattan College, one that has to be experienced to be believed. Join your fellow Jaspers as they lead this amazing retreat to celebrate and journey together.

    Who Goes?

    The Kairos Retreat is rooted in spirituality and welcomes students of all religious or spiritual backgrounds who desire to grow in their relationship with God and faith.

    What Happens?

    Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment.  It is a unique opportunity for students to meet new people and build lasting, meaningful relationships. Get ready for a weekend full of great fellowship, amazing food, small and large group conversations, reflection, games, and lots of beautiful music!


    The beautiful Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.


    A weekend retreat from Friday, April 17th at 5 PM to Sunday, April19th at 5 PM

    How Much?

    The retreat costs $20which includes all transportation, food and lodging. What a deal!!

    Sign Up for the Wait List Today!


The best experience of my life. I encourage everybody to participate in a retreat like this at some point in their lives. It was life changing.

Kairos Retreat Participant 2016

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