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 2018-19:

  • Spring Hiking Retreat at Bear Mountain (March 30th)

    This retreat is brand new this year! Students will explore physical and spiritual wellness while on a hike in the Beautiful Bear Mountain wilderness.

    Who Goes?

    The Hiking Retreat is open to all students! 

    What Happens?

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

    Where?

    Bear Mountain, Rockland County, NY.

    When?

    An all-day retreat on  March 30th. 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 VI (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?

    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!

    Where?

    The beautiful Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.

    When?

    A weekend retreat from Friday, April 5 at 6 PM to Sunday, April 7 at 5 PM

    How Much?

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

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  • Lenten Reflection at Serviam Gardens (April 12th)

    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 Lenten Reflection is open to all students!

    What Happens?

    Students will travel together on Saturday, April 12th to Serviam Gardens for a Lenten Reflection with the senior citizen residents of the Community. While there, we will share in prayer, reflection, and advent-themed activity with the seniors. Lunch will be provided! All students will meet at 3:30PM in the Social Action Suite (SC203) to depart together. 

    Where?

    Serviam Gardens in the Bedford Park Neighborhood of the Bronx!

    When?

    Friday, April 12th from 4:00 PM-- 6:00 PM

    How Much?

    This retreat is free to all students. 

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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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