“Come away by yourselves… and rest awhile.”
Kairos, the Greek word meaning the "right time," or in theology, “the appointed time in the purpose of God,” is an intensive three-day retreat where seniors at Ryan open themselves up to God's love as well as the love of their family and friends. Seniors have the option of making this retreat (it is not mandatory). Over the years it has become very popular amongst the students and continues to be one of the highlights of senior year.
The spirit of the retreat is one of acceptance and love. Kairos is an opportunity to grow in relationship with God, self, and others. Retreatants come to recognize God's presence in all things: in music, nature, family, friendships, and especially Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments. The Kairos retreat is based upon the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola and is specially adapted for high school.
2013-2014 Kairos Retreat Dates
Archbishop Ryan High School offers four Kairos retreats a year. The Kairos Retreat dates for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:
Kairos L October 25-27, 2013 (Saint Francis Retreat House, Easton)
Kairos LI December 13-15, 2013 (Saint Francis Retreat House, Easton)
Kairos LII February 7-9, 2014 (Saint Francis Retreat House, Easton)
Kairos LIII April 21-23, 2014 (Stella Maris Retreat Center, Long Branch)