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Discover the Power of Retreats: Join the Journey of Faith & Transformation

Are you ready to embark on a life-changing journey? At St. Joe's, we believe in the power of retreats to shape young minds and hearts. Each retreat is a unique opportunity to explore your identity, strengthen your faith, and make a lasting impact on the world around you. Join us on this incredible adventure and become a part of something greater than yourself.

Freshman Retreat: Embrace Brotherhood and Faith

As a Freshman, you'll embark on your very first retreat at St. Joe's. It's a chance to delve into the heart of our SJCI Brotherhood and discover what it truly means to be a gentleman of faith and integrity. Explore your identity as a son of God, reflect on how God has guided you so far, and envision the incredible journey ahead of you at St. Joe's. 

Sophomore Retreat: Serve with Compassion

In your sophomore year, we offer you a remarkable opportunity to stand in solidarity with those in need. This service retreat at Friends of the Night People explores the harsh realities of poverty and food insecurity in Buffalo. Through hands-on experiences, you'll answer Christ's call to serve the less fortunate and gain new perspectives that could change your life and perspective. This retreat isn't just about giving; it's about receiving the invaluable gift of empathy and compassion.

Junior Retreat: Strengthening the Bond of Solidarity

During your junior year, we challenge you to take your faith and compassion to the next level. At St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, just weeks before Thanksgiving, you'll witness the ongoing struggle of the poor and marginalized in our society. Engage in meaningful activities like serving food, mentoring students, and revitalizing community spaces. These experiences will deepen your understanding of the enduring battle against poverty and solidify your commitment to making a difference in the world.

Senior Retreat: Kairos - God's Time

For our seniors and select juniors, we offer the pinnacle of retreat experiences: Kairos. Translated from Greek, Kairos means "God's time," a concept that goes beyond the ticking of the clock. This three-day retreat at the Center for Renewal at Stella Niagara is an opportunity to discover God's presence within yourself, your talents, your family, and the world. Kairos is a celebration of your worth and the boundless love of God. Here, student leaders take on a profound role, leading you on a journey of self-discovery like no other.

Our retreat programs help our students become instruments of faith, compassion, and solidarity in the world. Your journey begins here at St. Joe's, where retreats aren't just school events; they're life-changing experiences that shape who you are and who you'll become.