Spiritual Retreats: L.I.F.T.

The Lasallians in Faith Together (L.I.F.T.) program encompasses all of Manhattan College’s spiritual retreats.

Each retreat opportunity offers something different to its participants, but all provide a quiet space for self-reflection and faith discovery. We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences to join a retreat program and meet new friends who may share similar or different views on life. Retreats are typically held off campus, and many take place at the Empowerment Center which is located on a sustainable farm in the beautiful Hudson Valley. 

Experience joy, love, laughter, goodness, faith, healing, wisdom, friendship and good food at one of our L.I.F.T. retreats:

  • L.I.F.T. Kairos

    candle light vigil
    Kairos is the hallmark retreat at Manhattan College, and a great introduction to examining your relationship with God, self and others. All students are welcome to experience a weekend of great fellowship, with amazing food, small and large group conversations, and beautiful music in a beautiful setting.
  • Lasallian Collegians Retreat

    Lasallian collegians student group
    Lasallian Collegians is a student organization devoted to service work on and off campus. This retreat is open to all students, including current Lasallian Collegians and those interested in the opportunity of joining. This retreat serves as a wonderful opportunity to learn about and more fully understand our Lasallian heritage.
  • CRS Ambassador Retreat

    student group in prayer
    This retreat is required for all current CRS student ambassadors. As a student ambassador, you will be trained at this retreat on how to effectively mobilize the efforts of Catholic Relief Services through events and acts of solidarity on campus. You’ll have the chance to reflect on issues of justice, and learn about advocacy and organizing for change.
  • Urban Plunge

    Urban plunge student group
    This retreat involves a weekend of prayer and service in Camden, NJ. Participants help clean up neighborhood parks with Desales Service Works, conduct outreach work with the homeless at Joseph’s Overnight Shelter and visit Last Stop Alcoholics Anonymous Resource Center.
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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More Information

Visit the Inside Manhattan website for details about specific retreat dates, locations and how current Manhattan College students can sign up for a retreat.

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