We all know the importance of getting away from the hectic pace of life and finding time to pray, to reflect and to deepen our knowledge and love of ourselves and of God. Since the school’s founding, campus ministers have shared the Holy Cross way of praying with our students. We offer four separate retreat experiences, each tailored for the four classes at Moreau — freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Students will begin the cultivation of Holy Cross spirituality as they reflect on our four Pillars of Being Family, Building Respect, Educating Hearts and Minds and Bringing Hope. It is our hope that by the time our students graduate from Moreau, they will have integrated these themes into their daily lives.
Agape, and its verb form agapao, is one of several Greek words for love. Agape love is a little different. It is not a feeling; it’s a motivation for action that we are free to choose and reject. The sophomore retreat begins with self-examination, then transitions into a look at our community, ending with a look at each student’s commitment to building the Kingdom of God.
The junior retreat coincides and complements the Holy Cross Social Justice Seminar course. Besides taking the course, each junior also will experience a retreat, (We offer a total of 8 retreats throughout the year). On retreat, juniors are invited to consider a different definition of Church: one in which it is not only a place of worship but also one of refuge, peace, and respite from the streets.
The Kairos Retreat Program has been in existence since 1965. Kairos is a silent, directed retreat offered to our seniors as a three-day, two-night culminating retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to deepen the senior’s connection to their faith through the connection to relationships with family and friends.