Been on Kairos or a similar retreat in high school? We'd ask that instead of signing-up as a retreatant you consider participating as a leader. The waitlist is very large, and we want to make sure as many students as possible get to experience Kairos! Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us when and where you attended the retreat, as well as your email for the listserv, and we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest information about the program.
Meaning “God’s Time” in Greek, Kairos is a student-run retreat program that allows undergraduate students the opportunity to step back from the many demands of life at Boston College in order to intentionally reflect on their relationships with God, with themselves, and with others. We currently offer 12 retreats each academic year!
The retreat seeks to deepen or begin a student's connection to their spirituality and to further their understanding of God’s role in their lives. Using a simple, straightforward approach to conversation and reflection, it is a retreat open to students of all faith backgrounds and experiences. Retreatants listen to talks, discuss experiences in small groups, and experience some special Kairos surprises – all led by other students who have been on Kairos before.
Retreats are open to any undergraduate student at Boston College, regardless of background, experience, or faith tradition! A typical Kairos is comprised of students from every class year (first-year students start getting called in the spring semester). We also offer a special Senior Week Kairos at the end of the school year for any graduating seniors who for any reason didn't have the opportunity to attend Kairos.
Note: If you've been on Kairos or a similar retreat in high school, we'd ask that instead of signing up for Kairos as a retreatant you consider participating as a leader. The waitlist is very large, and we want to make sure as many students as possible get to experience the retreat! Simply send an email to email@example.com and tell us when and where you attended the retreat, as well as your email for the listserv, and we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest information about the program.
Kairos retreats are usually held at the Boston College Connors Center in Dover, MA, or in other area retreat centers in New England. There are 12 Kairos retreats every year (six per semester), and each lasts from Friday evening to Sunday evening.
Simply click the link at the top of the page to enter your name into the Kairos lottery! Selection is random, and once your name is called we'll notify you on how to complete your registration for a weekend.
Signing up is free! Once your name is called, you'll be asked to submit a $100 retreat fee to help us cover costs. Assistance is available if you're a member of the Montserrat Coalition or have special financial needs.
Please contact John Glynn, Campus Minister for Kairos, with any questions!