Kairos Explained














Kairos (from Greek kairos, adapted to mean “the Lord’s time”) is a Roman Catholic retreat program for high school and college students. But it is hoped that this experience can be for mothers as well. Spiritual Lives Of Women is creating an online Kairos for moms with the aim of creating a weekend retreat; the online experience is focused on helping moms learn how their spirituality has been shaped by having children in ways they could not imagine.

Kairos is part of the larger Three day movement in America, ultimately derived from the Cursillo movement founded in 1940s Spain. As such, the retreat is a four day, three night (or three day, two night in some cases) residential retreat, with the aim of providing participants the chance to “contemplate God’s role in their lives”.

It was first held in 1965, and under its current name since 1979. It is conceptually based in Ignatian spirituality, as put forth in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.  From Wikipedia


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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director


  1. I went on 2 retreats when I was younger in grade and high school. They were some of the best times I ever had. They were beautiful. I plan on going to the next one with my church – they have them for women only and I always thought it would be wonderful. I am just worried about leaving my two babies ( a 2 year old girl and 9 month old son) because we have never been apart but I think it will be good for me

  2. which is one reason why the DRE at our Parish asked me to create Spiritual Lives Of Women, because moms have such busy lives, responsibility and have to care for little ones it made perfect sense to have an online and offline component. I am working with my mentors to help me create the best program I am called to do. Blessings to you

  3. That’s awesome! Yeh it’s so hard to be active in my church, I wish I can do more but only have a few choices. God bless you and your mission

  4. Thank you so much and of course this is also offered to you if you wish….I have an informational chat on Yahoo and Facebook every Wednesday from 9 – 11 AM EST, maybe I could see you there

  5. And thanks…I am going to put a Facebook like for my page on the welcome page

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