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:

  • Senior Wisdom Retreat (Feb. 9-10)

    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 9 at 11 AM to Sunday, February 10 at 3:30 PM.

    How Much?

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

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  • A Weekend in Camden! (March 1-3)

    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?

    March 1-3, 2019

    How Much?

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

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  • Lenten Reflection at Serviam Gardens (March 9th)

    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, March 9yh 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 10:30AM in the Social Action Suite (SC203) to depart together. 

    Where?

    Serviam Gardens in the Bedford Park Neighborhood of the Bronx!

    When?

    Saturday, March 9th from10:30 AM-- 2 PM

    How Much?

    This retreat is free to all students. 

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  • 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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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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