The Diocese of Des Moines

Radix is for ALL high school seniors, whether they’re from public, private, or home-schools.  Taking place on February 2nd-4th and March 2nd-4th, and with a registration cost of $150 (down $25 from last year), Radix is focused on helping high school seniors identify what their foundations are, which of them are leading them to Christ and which of them away, and how to grow in the healthy ones while letting go of the unhealthy.  Both retreats will be held at the St. Thomas More Center, home of Catholic Youth Camp!


February Radix registration here!


March Radix registration here!


After registering at the links above, participants will be emailed further details and instructions.  For questions, please contact Justin White, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, at or (515) 237-5098.


"The Radix retreat really helped me to understand what I was going up against as a Catholic in college and gave me the peace of mind that I can overcome struggles and stay close to God."

- Whitney Fisher, Ankeny High School grad

"Radix put me in a mindset of peace and trust for my future, putting at ease the fear of the unknown; it reminded me that God has taken care of me this whole time and that he wasn't going to stop now!"

- Hannah Zimmerman, Dowling Catholic High School grad

"Radix offers a great chance for seniors to simply relax and rest with the Lord away from anxieties and stress."

- Ben Baker, Dowling Catholic High School Grad