LEAP is a unique, communal, and deeply personal experience that is built upon talks, activities and group dynamics to deepen one's personal faith in God and commitment to God's people. The retreat has a series of very personal talks about who we are as individuals and who we are as a Christian community, and it explores the meaning of self-awareness, commitment, peace, prayer and faith in one's life and the challenges these elements present. LEAP is a Christian community that helps participants discover the presence of Christ in their lives, and encourages acceptance, tolerance, and appreciation of people with different gifts, talents, interests, abilities, and backgrounds as elements of the Body of Christ.
LEAP began over 25 years ago as an outgrowth of Cursillo. The program is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Burlington and the Society of Saint Edmund, and is currently under the direction of Jason Moore. While the program is based at Saint Michael's, it is open to all young women and men between 18 and 25 years of age.
For more information about LEAP, contact Fr. Marcel Rainville, SSE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAP retreat schedule
March 6-8, 2015 - Saint Anne's Shrine
If you are interested in going on the LEAP retreat, please pick up an application outside the Edmundite Campus Ministry Office.
Saint Anne's Shrine New Retreat Location
For over a hundred years, members of the Society of St. Edmund have educated young people at St. Michael's College and have invited students to explore their faith with greater understanding. Central to deepening one's faith is a personal encounter with the risen Christ in prayer. To this end, the five cabins recently built at Saint Anne's Shrine provides accommodations for those seeking to deepen their relationship with God. Each cabin is suitable for adults of all ages and includes a living/dining room, a full kitchen and four bedrooms accommodating up to sixteen people.
The Boucher Building is the gathering place for hospitality and meals and also includes the Shrine's Administrative offices. A recent expansion of this facility includes additional meeting space for retreat conferences and also private rooms for individual prayer. The new main room includes a beautiful stone fireplace and scenic views of Lake Champlain.