Marist Youth Encounter Christ Retreat
For over 50 years the Encounter has been an innovative and creative retreat for young people throughout the Province of the USA. It is our foundational faith formation program. Through our Catholic Marist tradition of "Making Jesus Known and Loved" the Encounter is an opportunity for young people to connect with each other and God.
Each year the Province sponsors 4 multi-school Encounters at the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus where students from all Marist schools and ministries are invited to participate. Several of our schools also offer the Encounter retreat locally.
Please Note COVID Protocol for Encounter Retreats:
Any student or adult not feeling well should stay home and not attend the Encounter.
The full course of vaccination must have been completed at least two weeks prior to arrival at the retreat and proof of vaccination must be presented before beginning travel.
If vaccination is not complete in time, a negative test must be presented before beginning travel.
The symbol on the Encounter Cross recalls the Marist motto "All to Jesus through Mary, to Mary for Jesus."