Kairos Retreat

Kairos, a popular and life-changing retreat for high school students is held 4 times a year. Offered as a Capstone experience, Kairos enables juniors and seniors time to strengthen their relationship with Christ. Students apply to attend the 4-day retreat at Mt. Claret Retreat Center at the base of Camelback Mountain.

Kairos is led by students -- but guided by adults. Contact Danielle Burr to apply.

Danielle Burr


Retreat Details

Kairos: September 23 - 26, 2024

Kairos: November 18 - 21, 2024

Kairos: February 10 - 13, 2025

Kairos: March 31 - April 3, 2025

Mt. Claret

Students advance their spirituality through questions of: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is my relationship with Jesus?


Fourth Day of Kairos

On the fourth day of Kairos, the profound experience culminated in the question, Living the Fourth: How will I bring my relationship with Jesus out into the world?

Students discuss how to continue their journey and live this Fourth Day for the rest of their lives.

The depth of sharing is real and sometimes raw. Adults are always on hand to provide help and mentorship.

Kairos Retreat Photo

Xavier’s Kairos consists of student leaders and adult guides. The student leaders give talks and lead small group discussions.

Non-Catholic students are encouraged to attend. Kairos is a retreat centered on a relationship with Christ, but not restricted to Christians. Non-Christians attend to learn more about Christianity, as well as to share heartfelt experiences with their classmates.

Students enjoy getting away from their everyday life in Phoenix. In the mountains, there is no homework, no phones, and no internet. It makes space for them to experience the life-altering retreat of Kairos in God’s time.

As Kairos alums say, “Live the fourth!”

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