|What Is Kairos?
||Kairos: a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action: the opportune and decisive moment (Merriam-Webster).
Each year, Saints Faith, Hope & Charity hosts a spiritual, self-reflective retreat for juniors and seniors in high school It’s called Kairos, which is Latin, for “God’s time”. Kairos retreats are nationally recognized. “Chronos” is time that you can measure (hours, days, etc.). Kairos, however, is a time that is not measured… in which something special happens. The unexplainable. The retreat is four-days and three-nights and is presented by, for and with high school students.
It is an opportunity to break away from phones, social media, daily pressures and the regular routine and ask themselves the questions that we rarely have time or energy or do. Is there a God? Does he love me? Each day of Kairos has a different theme. The themes of the day are: Who am I? Who is God? What is the message of God in my life for me? How do I respond to that message in my life? The retreat allows you to discover an experience that will uplift and inspire you.
We typically have over 100+ kids sign up per retreat, and in the past have been able to accommodate approximately 40 kids. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, our Kairos retreats have been on pause since April 2020.
As of May 17, 2021, the Archdiocese asks Faith Hope & Charity to maintain the policy of mask wearing at Mass and social distancing until the Illinois Department of Health responds to the CDC announcement.
While the dates of the next retreat have yet to be announced, if you are interested in being placed on the wait list for the next retreat, please contact Lisa Spagnoli email@example.com.