CHARIS NYC: SEEKERS RETREAT

I feel tremendous gratitude for myself, my fellow retreatants, the organizers, and God for this amazing experience. I feel renewed, refreshed, and excited for my life!
— Katie

Charis NYC's Seekers Retreat took place Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE! Seekers Retreat: Jan. 29 - 31, 2016

If you would like to be notified when Charis NYC opens registration for the next Seekers Retreat, please click the link below.  By registering for our email updates, you'll be among the first to know!

Are you wondering . . . 

What's important in my life?
What am I looking for?
How can I let God in?

You're not the only one.

CHARIS NYC presents this peer-led weekend Seekers Retreat.

  • Join other young adults seeking a deeper relationship with God
  • Learn how their Catholic faith impacts their lives, through Ignatian spirituality
  • Take time to reflect on your journey, your desires, and God's hopes and dreams for you

At a Glance

  • What: Seekers Retreat - a peer-led weekend retreat, rooted in Ignatian spirituality.
  • When: Friday, Jan. 30 (dinner) - Sunday, Feb. 1 (Mass & lunch), 2015.
  • Where: Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining NY.
  • Who: Presented by Charis NYC, for Catholics in their 20s-30s.
  • Cost: $250 per person.  Financial aid available! Payment or financial arrangements due at registration.
  • Register: Deadline is Jan. 23.  Click the button below to start your registration!

Charis NYC's Seekers Retreat took place Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE! Seekers Retreat: Jan. 29 - 31, 2016

If you would like to be notified when Charis NYC opens registration for the next Seekers Retreat, please click the link below.  By registering for our email updates, you'll be among the first to know!

What to Expect

Our Seekers Retreat invites young men and women to participate in a long-standing tradition of our Church: going away to a “quiet place” to reflect on our lives.

On this retreat weekend, you'll encounter:

  • Talks given by other Catholic young adults
  • Small group faith-sharing
  • Opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation & spiritual direction
  • Time for rest, prayer and private reflection
  • Time for casual conversation with others during meals and breaks
  • Connecting spiritually and socially with others in their 20s & 30s
  • Theological insights by priests and/or other pastoral ministers

Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, our Seekers Retreat invites you to look at your life and see where God has been present, where God is currently present, and where God might be calling you.  Charis NYC retreats invite us to enter into intimate relationship with God in our concrete, lived experience. 

Important Information: Please Read Carefully!

  • Payment (online) or financial arrangements due at Registration.  
  • Financial assistance is available! Do not let cost stand in the way of a grace-filled retreat weekend.  Please contact us at CharisRetreatNYC@gmail.com for details.
  • Early Bird Discount (CLOSED): Save $25 and pay $225 if you register before December 15.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted, for 50% refund of Registration Fee, up through Friday, January 16, 2015.  After Jan. 16, Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • For other information about your retreat weekend - including transportation, other logistics, etc. - please visit our Retreat FAQ's page.

Seekers Retreat Photo Gallery

I am thankful that I signed up for the Seekers Retreat. The weekend allowed me time to reflect, relax, listen to inspired speakers, and meet wonderful people.
— Blythe

Charis NYC's Seekers Retreat took place Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE! Seekers Retreat: Jan. 29 - 31, 2016

If you would like to be notified when Charis NYC opens registration for the next Seekers Retreat, please click the link below.  By registering for our email updates, you'll be among the first to know!

About Charis NYC
CHARIS NYC is a ministry which presents Ignatian spirituality retreats by and for Catholic young adults of New York City.  Since its founding in 2011, it has emerged as a leader in connecting participants to a vibrant 20s-30s Catholic community and fostering a closer relationship with God, through the Seekers Retreat and What Next? Retreat, peer-led weekends rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.  In 2015, the ministry introduces a third, brand-new retreat, the Still+Silent Retreat, to be developed and presented by the Charis NYC team.  The ministry counts over 150 “alumni” from its retreats, with retreatants and ministers hailing from a diverse set of NYC parishes, groups, and organizations.  Charis NYC is sponsored by The Jesuit Collaborative, which is a member of the Charis Ministries Retreat Partner Program.  For more information: visit www.charis.nyc, like Charis NYC on Facebook, or follow @charisnyc on Twitter.

About The Jesuit Collaborative
THE JESUIT COLLABORATIVE, sponsor of Charis NYC, is a nonprofit organization that helps people grow closer to God through prayer and retreats in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).  The Collaborative fosters collaboration between lay and religious men and women and offers a variety of innovative retreats and programs in diverse formats and settings to meet people where they are in their spiritual lives.  Programs range from half-day to multi-day/week and are offered to teens, young adults, the Hispanic community, boards of directors, and other audiences.  To learn more, visit www.jesuit-collaborative.org.

The Jesuit Collaborative, sponsor of Charis NYC,
is a member of the Charis Ministries Retreat Partner Program.