Connections: A retreat for first year students, aimed at forging new relationships and being introduced to Ignatian Spirituality. The Connections retreat takes place over a weekend in early October and is focused around Ignatian themed talks, small group discussions, and engaging with the first year community in a very intentional way as they prepare for their Regis experience. We raise questions based around meaning, relationships, and mission.
Compass: Spend two days being nurtured and guided through questions and reflections about your future. This two-day retreat for juniors and seniors focuses on vocational discernment and asks you to explore three key questions: What brings me joy? What am I good at? Who does the world need me to be?
Kairos: The word Kairos means 'God's time' and the retreat is intended to help you explore and deepen your relationships with God, yourself, and others. While the retreat is explicitly Christian in nature, if you are not Christian but intrigued enough to attend, we'd really love to have you. While this retreat does have some similarities with the Kairos retreat many students went on as high school students, it is a different retreat in many ways.
Urban Plunge: This retreat aims to familiarize students with and put a human face on the realities of urban poverty. Students stay in very modest accommodations in downtown Denver and have opportunities to interact and work with organizations operating in solidarity with those in poverty. Additionally, students spend time on the streets, interacting with people they encounter, and time reflecting.
Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.
Faith and Justice: This Spring Break trip will be the same as the past two years. We will travel to East LA, specifically Delores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, and spend time working with a few organizations and touring others. More specifically, we volunteer at the Jesuit elementary school, make and serve breakfast and dinner to the men and women who spend the night at the parish as part of their homeless outreach program, help prepare and serve breakfast at a community center in downtown LA, welcome and serve low-income families who visit a farmer’s market for free produce, tour Homeboy Industries, and tour a juvenile detention facility. Accommodations include home stays in Boyle Heights.