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.

Each retreat is unique and full of the grace and love of God. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds and experiences. Joy, love, laughter, goodness, faith, healing, wisdom, friendship (and food!) are among the many blessings we have all received on retreats.

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 2017-18:

  • Advent Reflection at Serviam Gardens (December 2nd)

    Join CMSA for a Half-Day Retreat and Reflection at Serviam Gardens! Serviam Gardens is an affordable senior housing community provided by Fordham-Bedford Community Services, and one of L.O.Co's (Lasallian Outreach Collaborative) community partners.
    CRS students

    Who Goes?

    This Advent Reflection is open to all students!

    What Happens?

    Students will travel together on Saturday, December 2nd to Serviam Gardens for an Advent Reflections with the senior citizen residents of the Community. While there, we will share in a prayer, reflection, and advent-themed activity with the seniors. Lunch will be provided! All students will meet at 10:30AM in the Social Action Suite (SC203) to depart together. 

    Where?

    Serviam Gardens in the Bedford Park Neighborhood of the Bronx!

    When?

    Saturday, December 2nd from 10:30Am--2PM

    How Much?

    This retreat is free to all students

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  • CRS Student Ambassadors (Jan. 27-28)

    Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors work to mobilize campus engagement in tangible acts of solidarity with the global poor to build a more just and peaceful world! CRS Ambassadors are trained by CRS to inspire their peers and bring to life the mission of global solidarity on campus. CRS students

    Who Goes?

    CRS Ambassador Retreat is required for all current CRS Ambassadors.

    What Happens?

    Over the weekend, CRS Ambassadors reflect on issues of justice, become trained in advocacy and organizing, and pray together for change.

    Where?

    Ossining, NY

    When?

    January 27-28, 2018

    How Much?

    This retreat is free to all CRS Ambassadors

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  • Senior Wisdom Retreat (Feb. 3-4)

    wisdomWho Goes?

    The Senior Wisdom Retreat is open to all seniors at Manhattan College!

    What Happens?

    The goal of this experience is to get away from the stresses of school and post-graduate considerations, to spend some time in reflection and in community as members of one graduating class. The first retreat of its kind, Wisdom: The Senior Retreat is designed to offer the seniors a safe, reflective, and enjoyable atmosphere focused on optimism and growth. It is a time for the Seniors to contemplate on their four years of memories at Manhattan College, and think about their development as young adults and students of the Lasallian Mission.

    Where?

    The Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.

    When?

    A one-day retreat from Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12 p.m. to Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2 p.m.

    How Much?

    Only $10! This cost covers all transportation, materials, food, and overnight lodging.

    Sign Up

    We are at capacity for the Senior Retreat, but please sign up today for the Wait List! 

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  • L.I.F.T. Kairos (April 6-8)

    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, April 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 4 p.m.

    How Much?

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

    Sign Up

    Kairos IV is officially capped--but please sign up for the wait list today!

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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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