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:

  • Urban Plunge (Sept. 15-17)

    Begin your year 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?

    September 15-17, 2017

    How Much?

    Only $20, which covers transportation, lodging, and food!

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  • New Student Retreat (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1)

    The New Student retreat is open to all freshmen and transfer students! It provides a great introduction to our shared Lasallian heritage. This retreat is sponsored and led by Lasallian Collegians. Members dedicate themselves to spreading the values of faith, service, and community on and off campus. Join us and find out what it means to be a Lasallian!

    Who Goes?

    The New Student Retreat is open to all freshmen and transfer students, as well as all students looking to experience a weekend of reflection and relaxation. 

    What Happens?

    The retreat is rooted in Lasallian tradition & spirituality and welcomes students of all faith and spiritual backgrounds who desire to more deeply understand our Lasallian heritage. Get ready for a weekend of great fellowship, amazing food, small group conversations, large group talks, and lots of beautiful music.

    Where?

    The Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.

    When?

    A one day retreat from Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2 p.m.

    How Much?

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

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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.

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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!!

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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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