Students explore the roles of spirituality, religion and God in their lives. Kairos is an international retreat program based upon Ignatian Spirituality.
From thirty to fifty students attend each retreat, led by a team composed of six to eight Student Leaders teamed with Adult Leaders from the faculty and staff. Major talks – each team member presents one – are followed by discussion in small groups. There are other particular activities to promote community, to build a sense of reflection and to encourage trust and openness.
Kairos lives out the Gospel command to love and care for each other. Students speak of their difficulties, joys and hopes in ways new and rewarding to them. Family and friends become important, along with a generous increase of self-esteem, understanding and forgiveness. Parent support is necessary.
Located at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, the fee is $155 (financial assistance is available). Students leave SF after school on the first day and return early evening on the fourth day; three days of classes are missed.
Kairos Retreat dates are:
Kairos #61: November 1 – 4, 2016
Kairos #62: February 7 – 10, 2017
Kairos #63: March 7 – 10, 2017
Kairos #64: March 21-24, 2017
Kairos #65 (Juniors and Seniors): April 4 – 7, 2017