Spring/Summer 2020 Virtual Radix
Welcome to Radix! Due to COVID-19 precautions, instead of gathering in person this spring we've taken your high-school senior retreat online.
Below you will find a link to register (for free!) for this Virtual Radix Retreat. Click the link, fill out some information, and you'll receive an email with all you need for your retreat.
If you do not see a confirmation page upon submitting your registration, check the email address you registered with. If it does not have your retreat information email, please email Justin White, Diocesan Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Radix is a three-day weekend retreat for high school seniors to step out of the hectic nature of their last semester for a relaxing and prayerful experience that prepares them to be more fully rooted in Christ as they go forth from the lives they've come to know so well.
Why is it called "Radix"?
"Radix" is Latin for "root", and in order to ensure our lives with Christ are able to flourish in a culture so often dedicated to leading us away from Him, it's important for us to pay special attention to the foundations, or roots, of our faith. Appropriately, "radix" is also etymologically related to "radical", a necessary disposition to have towards our faith. We must not be timid of half-hearted in following the Lord, but radically devoted to the Gospel. On a Radix retreat, seniors will be given the chance to focus on their roots and ways to nourish those that are leading them deeper in love with Jesus Christ, while pruning away those that are not.
2020 Radix Date
All Radix retreats begin at 5:30 pm on Friday and end at 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Here's what past attendees had to say:
"I loved it. A great time to relax, reflect, and renew my faith with great people."
"The Radix retreat was a helpful reminder that there is more to life than what happens after high school and that God should be your number one."
"Go on Radix, open your heart, and leave your worries behind. Every time I surrendered myself for God to change me it was worth it. The food is great. You meet great people in a way very rare in our community, you deepen your bond with Christ. Just show up and be ready for fun. I came on my birthday and it was worth it."
"Radix is a really good way to step back from the chaotic everyday life of senior year to reflect and know how to find Christ in the next step of your life."
"It’s a great weekend to get away for a while and learn about how to strengthen your faith and continue that in the next chapter of your life."
"I would suggest going on Radix to everyone. It was a great experience for me to learn more about myself and what I was rooted in before making big decisions for what is to come next in my life. It was a really good reminder going into college on how to stay rooted in the good things. I really enjoyed my experience on Radix."
"GO!!!!! It was an amazing experience of growing closer in my relationships with others and with God. It helped prepare me for how to keep my faith rooted in college."
"Radix was the best retreat experience I have had. It was the perfect mix of learning and growing in my faith, as well as having free time to meet the other retreatants and the team leaders."
"It really uproots what you thought you had planned for your faith life and turns it around, but in a good way. I feel way more equipped for continuing my faith in college away from my loving family."
"Radix provides a reprieve from the hectic schedule of being a senior and allows for re-focusing on what's important and where you want to be headed."
"As I came from a public school, I didn't know much about my faith, not even knowing how to read the Bible. But the team leaders and my fellow retreatants were there to help me learn and grow. Go to Radix it will change you tremendously and it's a great thing."
"I would completely recommend going on a Radix retreat. Leaving high school comes with a lot of changes, however your faith should remain a constant and Radix helps keep you rooted in your faith. One of my favorite weekends of my senior year for sure."
"Radix was an awesome opportunity for me to relax with friends, reflect on my faith, and begin to prepare for the future of my faith journey."
"You should go because it’s laid back and not to much pressure but you still get a lot out of it."
"I wasn't really sure that I wanted to go on Radix, but the weekend far exceeded my expectations and helped me grow in my faith in ways that I hadn't even considered before. I would definitely recommend going."