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Fall Kairos concludes by Michael Hodgskin

Due to the marvelous reviews from last year, 55 students signed up Notre Dame High School’s Fall retreat, Kairos, a spiritual experience for all of the senior high-schoolers who wanted to go. That marked the largest number to ever go on the retreat, which lasted this year from Tuesday, Nov. 29 to Friday, Dec. 2 at Malvern Retreat House, Malvern.

Attendants were split up into six groups of between nine and 11 students, each group led by one student leader and one adult leader. The six student leaders had attended the Spring Kairos last year when they were juniors, and after experiencing last year’s wonderful retreat, they were able to help prepare this one.

“Being a Kairos leader was the most rewarding experience of my life,” said Lauren Bjelobrk, one of the student leaders. “I love watching the lives of my classmates change and watching the whole Kairos experience really reach them.”

The students all returned from the retreat Friday, Dec. 2, exhausted yet exhilarated by how wonderful it had gone, and how many friendships they had made with people they never thought they would be friends with.

“Kairos is so unique. I wish I could experience it for the first time again,” said Liam Gregory, one of the retreat participants. “I recommend everyone to go.”

Now that this trip has been concluded, we can look forward to the 2023 Spring Kairos, which will hopefully have as much of a positive impact on the new group of attending students as it did on this one.