On retreat, students explore real-world spiritual questions and form deeper relationships with one another. Our retreats are led by students for students with companions from Campus Ministry and from our faculty and staff. These retreats introduce students to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius which have been used by people of all faiths to help them examine their lives and begin to articulate a personal spirituality for themselves.


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First-year Student Retreat

Fee: Free
Transportation is provided.

This is a transfer and freshmen-only, introductory retreat. Our Campus Ministry student leadership team organizes this experience which will focus on orienting new students to Campus Ministry offerings, some quiet reflection and time to meet other new friends! 


(currently on hiatus due to COVID-19)

Location: Cradle Beach, Angola, NY (transportation provided)
FEE: $50.00 (Financial assistance is available)
Transportation is provided.

Run by Canisius students, for Cansius students along with some faculty and staff.  This retreat allows us to spend time away from campus so one can relax and explore their personal spirituality more deeply "where God allows time to stand still." (Kairos). 
This is an excellent "first adult retreat experience" for people where we introduce the themes of the Ignatian Exercises through student and adult real-life presentations, along with conversation in small groups with peers. 

Quotes from Kairos participants include:
"Unbelievable! I was surprised at how open people were and the deep friendships I formed."
“[Kairos] has redefined my faith and belief in others."
"Expect the unexpected and you’ll become open to the incredible spirit you possess inside.”
"Kairos is a place to let go and just be."

Manresa Weekend Retreat (For people who have attended Kairos) 

(currently on hiatus due to COVID-19)

Fee: $50 (Financial assistance is available)

Thist retreat deepens the experience of Kairos and invites participants to consider how they are "living the 4th day."  Led by students, for students...4-5 talks are the heart of this retreat that invite people to look more deeply inward and to think about their own story of faith, their values & priorities, their experience of sufferiing and healing and their deepest desires. Note: You must wait one semester minimally after you have made the Kairos retreat before attending 4th Day. 

Always Our Children (AOC) Retreat

Date: February 2022 (exact date TBA)
Fee: Free 

This retreat is for LGBTQIA+ students and allies.  Open to undergraduate and graduate students.  This will be the 18th year where our Canisius community will gather to explore the intersections between spirituality, gender, and sexuality.  This year, AOC will take place in a hybrid format: some elements will take place in the Montante Cultural Center and some elements will take place virtually.  There will also be the option to participate fully virtually. 

Senior Retreat

May 2021 (exact date TBA)
Fee: Free 

A chance for seniors to reflect on the last four years of college.