Kairos Retreat

Kairos is a 3 ½ day retreat led by seniors and Campus Ministers where the value of Christian faith is lived and celebrated in community. The purpose of this popular retreat is to help students identify and celebrate where God’s love is active in their lives. Boys and girls sleep on separate floors at Cabrini Retreat Center. All meals are included. Missing school for Kairos is considered an excused absence. Students will have three school days to make up any class work missed. Saint Viator coaches and club moderators have been instructed to allow students to miss sports and other activities to attend Kairos with no negative repercussions.

2017-2018 Dates

Kairos 81: March 11th-14th Juniors and Seniors leave Saint Viator at 3 pm on the 11th and return to school by 7 pm on the 14th.
Directed by Mr. Hisgen (bhisgen@saintviator.com)
Kairos 81 List

Activities Include:

  • Student Leadership witness talks
  • Adult witness talks
  • Journaling
  • Learning new forms of prayer such as the the Examen and Lectio Devina
  • Small group faith sharing and reflection on life experiences
  • Celebration of the Eucharist
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered by Viatorians from the community
  • Icebreakers
  • Time for rest and relaxation
  • Games designed to build communication skills and teamwork

What to Bring:

  • Personal water bottle with name
  • Casual clothing- jeans, sweats, gym shoes
  • Snacks to be shared by all
  • Toiletries necessary for four days away from home. Remember to bring a towel and soap. Do not bring a sleeping bag, pillows, blankets and pillowcases
  • Do not bring items of value such as iPods, iPads, etc.


COST: $250 per student
When: Next Kairos is Nov. 19-22
Capacity: 80 students
Where: Cabrini Retreat Center 9430 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines
Questions? Contact Mrs. Nancy Devroy, ext. 276
Retreat Flyer/Permission Form
Kairos 80 & 81 Leader Application