Retreats are an important element of Marist’s spirituality.
They offer students time for prayer, reflection, & community. The following are brief descriptions of those offered at Marist.
All freshmen participate in a day-long retreat with their religion class at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, Ill. This retreat serves as an introduction to our retreat program and offers the students a chance to enjoy each other’s company, to explore elements of trust, confidence, and cooperation, while playing and praying together.
For several years, Marist partnered with Cathlolic Charities, packing meals for women, children, and the elderly. In the 2019-2020 school year, the program was revamped into a sophomore retreat week with all members of the class participating in the same week. They will work as stewards of the earth, helping clean up local parks.
The junior retreat program offers two days away from school for reflection, prayer, and companionship during a very busy year for high school students. Students and their leaders share their experiences with decision-making, overcoming workload-induced stress, as well as finding support from family, friends, and God, and being supportive to others.
The Kairos retreat program, a very popular program in so many Catholic high schools throughout the country, is offered to seniors and gives students three-and-a-half days of talks, discussion, prayer and reflection. Students develop greater trust in themselves and others and build a stronger relationship with God.