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Kairos Retreats

Kairos, is a Greek word which means “the right time” or in theology, “the appointed time in the purpose of God.”  The Kairos retreat is a four day retreat experience which offers Seniors an opportunity to grow in relationship with God and others. It is also an occasion to grow in awareness that each person is created in the image and likeness of God.


Through the course of the four days Students come to recognize God’s presence in all things; in music, nature, their family and friends, and especially Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments.


The Kairos retreat employs some of the principles of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

of Loyola (1491–1556). Saint Ignatius was a priest and mystic who founded the Society of

Jesus.  This retreat has been specifically adapted for high school students.


Kairos is led by Mr. Nicholas Tonnesen, PJP faculty and staff and Senior leaders who have already made the retreat themselves.