Kairos Helps Students Develop Sense of Spirituality

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), November 19, 1996 | Go to article overview

Kairos Helps Students Develop Sense of Spirituality


Byline: Tony Scifo

Today, more than 40 female Carmel High School students will travel a spiritual journey that may alter their lifestyles and the way they view the world forever.

At Kairos, they will be removed from the outside world. There are no clocks, no phone calls, no electrical comforts other than heat, nothing to disturb their four-day meditation with God.

They will be removed from all cares and worries from the outside world as well: no contact with their boyfriends, parents, work or schoolwork. Though this may seem like an inconvenience, it will later come as a relief and will help them in the long-run.

From the time students come to Carmel, they hear of the mysterious journey known as Kairos. Seniors leave, often with normal, everyday adolescent problems and return with a newborn self-confidence and a small pewter cross around their necks.

Senior Niki Kintz relates to that. "When I was a freshmen, I knew a senior who went on Kairos with an exciting outlook and returned genuinely moved. …

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