Welcome to Kairos
"It's a wonderful retreat to give you a chance to get to know yourself better, your classmates better, and know God better." Father Tran, S.J.
Kairos is unique among the retreats because it is student led. Typically there are eight student leaders on Kairos, one of whom is called the “rector,” that is, the overall leader of the retreat. In addition, faculty and staff are also present to oversee and to participate in the retrat. But the only true way to discover Kairos is to try it for yourself.
A Look into Kairos
At SLUH, Kairos is the most popular retreat with the upperclassmen; this year we expect 200 students to participate. What make Kairos so popular? Here are a few testimonies from those who have attended it.
Kairos will forever remain a place of love, friendship, and joy. God's love shows itself through the constant feel of closeness between brothers while growing with each other and as individuals. At Kairos, we learn to live.
Stephen Nelson ‘12
Kairos is absolutely amazing. It is a four day experience that can change your outlook on life completely. I came back feeling like a new man and wanting to make a difference in the world.
Will Whitney ‘12
To me, Kairos was an amazing experience to not only grow closer to God, but closer to my brothers at SLUH.
Ryan McHugh ‘12
To me, kairos is not only an escape from the outside world but a way to look for understanding in the depths of ourselves. We go in as ourselves and come out the better half of ourselves with strength to carry out what we have received.
Evan Thornberry ‘12
SLUH holds five Kairos Retreats a year. This year, three are at King’s House Retreat & Renewal Center in Belleville, Illinois and two are at Toddhall Retreat Center in Belleville, IL. Three of these retreats are for seniors and two for juniors. Below are the dates and sign-up information.
Kairos #56: September 18-21, 2012 (seniors)
Kairos #57: November 18-21,2012 (seniors)
Kairos #58: January 15-18, 2013 (seniors; excused absence during Senior Project)
Kairos #59: February 12-15, 2013 (juniors)
Kairos #60: May 28-31, 2013 (juniors)
To sign up, contact Mr. Brian Gilmore at (314) 531-0330 x2130 or email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Fr. Martin Hagan, S.J., legendary rifle coach at SLUH, was posthumously inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.