L.I.F.T.: Spiritual Retreats

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

  • Intercollegiate Faith on Tap

     Join CMSA for our first ever "Faith on Tap" event, presented in partnership with Iona College and the College of Mount St Vincent. This event will include: food and drinks, fellowship with students from local colleges, and a panel of recent alumni. 

    Who Goes?

    This event is open to all 21+ students. However, we have a limited number of spots. We will accept students on a first come, first served basis. 

    What Happens?

    Young alumni from Manhattan College, Iona College, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent will discuss their faith life — after graduation. Tegan Nelson, class of 2014, will share her experience volunteering with the organization "Rostro de Cristo" in Ecuador. Food, drink, and transportaiton will be provided.

    Where?

    Burke's Bar & Restaurant in Yonkers, NY. 

    When?

    March 22nd from 7- 9:30 p.m. 

    How Much?

    The entire evening costs $10which includes all transportation, food and drinks. 

    Sign Up

    Sign up HERE!

  • L.I.F.T. Kairos

    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?

    Kairos is open to any and all students wherever you are on your own faith journey. Kairos is a great first retreat experience for those who are seeking to focus on their relationship with God, self, and others in a supportive community of peers seeking to do the same.

    What Happens?

    The retreat is rooted in spirituality and welcomes students of all faith and spiritual backgrounds who desire to grow in relationship with God. Get ready for a weekend of great fellowship, amazing food, small group conversations, large group talks, and lots of beautiful music.

    Where?

    The beautiful Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.

    When?

    A weekend retreat from Friday March, 31 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.

    How Much?

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

    Sign Up

    This retreat is now at capacity, but please sign up to be added to the waitlist.

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  • Urban Plunge

    Begin your summer break with CMSA's first Urban Plunge retreat! 

    Who Goes?Lasallian Leaders in Camden

    This retreat is open to the entire student body. The space is limited, so we will accept students on a first come, first served basis. 

    What Happens?

    Students spend the week praying and doing service work in Camden, NJ — the poorest city in the United States. While there, students work with Desales Service Works, cleaning neighborhood parks with the community, outreaching to the homeless at Joseph's Overnight Shelter, and bearing witness at Last Stop Alcoholics Anonymous Resource Center.

    Where?

    The retreatants do service in Camden, NJ with Desales Service Works.

    When?

    May 13-16, 2017. We will leave after the last final. Students can store personal items with Campus Ministry.

    How Much?

    Only $30, which covers transportation, lodging, and food!

    Sign Up

    Sign up Here!