LIFT: Lasallians In Faith Together - Retreat Program

Lasallians in Faith Together, or the L.I.F.T. Program, is CMSA’s new vision of the retreat program, encompassing all retreats offered both on and off campus. Each retreat is unique and find fullness in the grace and love of God. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds and experiences. Joy, love, laughter, goodness, faith, healing, wisdom, friendship (and food!) are among the many blessings we have all received on retreats.

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!

Available Retreats This Year:

 

Contemplative Retreat [+]

Who Goes?

All students are welcome on the Contemplative Retreat, but the topics discussed are especially relevant for Seniors before they graduate.

What Happens?

This retreat is an excellent opportunity to reflect, pray, and think about your life's journey. We will practice many forms of prayer and contemplation that might be new to you!

Where?

The Empowerment Center in Goshen, New York--right on a sustainable farm!

When?

An overnight retreat from March 5th-6th

How Much?

The retreat is only $10! That covers all transportation, food, and lodging!


 

 

L.I.F.T. Kairos [+]

Kairos is a brand new 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?

Kairos is open to any and all students wherever you are on your own faith journey. Kairos is a great first retreat experience for those who are seeking to focus on their relationship with God, self, and others in a supportive community of peers seeking to do the same.

What Happens?

The retreat is rooted in spirituality and welcomes students of all faith and spiritual backgrounds who desire to grow in relationship with God. Get ready for a weekend of great fellowship, amazing food, small group conversations, large group talks, and lots of beautiful music.

Where?

The beautiful Empowerment Center in Goshen, NY.

When?

A weekend retreat from Friday April, 1 at 6 P.M.. to Sunday, April 3 at 2 P.M..

How Much?

The retreat costs $20--which includes all transportation, food and lodging. What a deal!!

The Kairos retreat is officially full! Sign up below to add yourself to our waitlist. We are hopeful many people will be selected form the waitlist!


 

 

Lasallian Leaders Urban Plunge [+]

Who Goes?

This retreat is only open to Freshmen and Sophomores in the Lasallian Leaders.

What Happens?

The Lasallian Leaders spend the weekend 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 spend a weekend doing service in Camden, NJ.

When?

September 18th-20th

How Much?

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


 

 

Lasallian Collegians Retreat [+]

Lasallian Collegians is one of the oldest and largest clubs on campus! Members dedicate themselves to service on and off campus, with Blood Drives, Toy Drives, and more! This semester marks our first ever Lasallian Collegians retreat, exploring together what it means to be Lasallian at Manhattan College.

Who Goes?

Lasallian Collegians Retreat is open to all students, from current members to potential future members!

What Happens?

The retreat is rooted in Lasallian tradition & spirituality and welcomes students of all faith and spiritual backgrounds who desire to more deeply understand our Lasallian heritage. Get ready for a weekend of great fellowship, amazing food, small group conversations, large group talks, and lots of beautiful music.

Where?

The Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, NY--located directly on the Hudson river.

When?

A one day retreat from Friday, September 25 at 6 P.M. to Saturday, September 26 at 2 P.M.

How Much?

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


 

 

CRS Ambassador Retreat [+]

Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors work to mobilize campus engagement
in tangible acts of solidarity with the global poor to build a more just
and peaceful world! CRS Ambassadors are trained by CRS to inspire their
peers and bring to life the mission of global solidarity on campus.

Who Goes?

CRS Ambassador Retreat is required for all current CRS Ambassadors.

What Happens?

Over
the weekend, CRS Ambassadors reflect on issues of justice, become
trained in advocacy and organizing, and pray together for change.

Where?

The Empowerment Center in Goshen, New York--right on a sustainable farm!

When?

A weekend long retreat, from October 23rd to October 25th.

How Much?

This retreat is free to all CRS Ambassadors


 

 

In addition to these retreats, CMSA is happy to work with established clubs, teams, and organizations on campus to create personalized experiences! For more informtation, contact Conor Reidy at conor.reidy@manhattan.edu or 718-862-7775