From October 26-29, the Maryknoll High School had another very successful Kairos retreat. The retreat was headed by our own Mr. Lulu and attended by a select group of high school students.
Every year, Maryknoll School offers a special Kairos retreat to seniors and, occasionally, to some juniors. The Greek word Kairos refers to "a special time with God." Kairos is a three-night, four-day experience led by Kairos alumni and faculty, and staff.
At the retreat, students and adult leaders share Talks centered on the themes of knowing oneself, examining one’s relationship with family, with friends, and with God. The participants will also discern how to respond to God’s call to live a Gospel-inspired life.
There is ample time for personal reflections, morning meditations, prayer times, small group faith sharing and community building, reconciliation service, and daily celebration of the Eucharist. While the days are packed with activities, there is plenty of time for personal rest and common recreation.
During the entire retreat, the students are "unplugged" from the noise and distraction of the world. They are surrounded by the serenity of St. Stephen Diocesan Center and the beautiful mountain range around the Pali. At other times, the retreat may be done at the beautiful Saint Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Uka.