Retreats

Saint John's Campus Ministry hosts many retreats throughout the academic year. Check out our upcoming and past retreats below.

Upcoming Retreats:

FYRE - October 17-19, 2014

FYRE (First Year Retreat Experience) is an annual retreat designed specifically for first-year students, focusing on spirituality and community-building.  Students spend the weekend off campus at Camp Ihduhapi (transportation is provided) to reflect, discuss their personal faith, and participate in a series of talks and activities.  The retreat will cover such topics as maintaining a faith life in the busy college setting, having a relationship with God, relying on God, and relating with one's peers.  It is a weekend of discovery that poses the questions: "Who am I in this transition to college? Who am I going to be? Where does God fit into my life at CSB/SJU?  Upperclassmen continuously call this retreat one of their favorite memories of their first year at SJU/CSB.  The cost is $20, which includes transportation, meals, and a t-shirt.  Money can be paid at SJU Campus Ministry Office in Mary 100.  Sign up by follwing this link:

FYRE Sign Up Form

The Busy Man Retreat - Mid-March - 2014 date yet to be determined

The Busy Man Retreat is a weeklong opportunity for Johnnies with hectic schedules to find time for their faith by just taking a few minutes out of their day for prayer and reflection. Participants also meet with a Monk Mentor and talk about their reflections on that day's reading and what it meant to them. This is an opportunity to attend a retreat that will fit your busy schedule and still allow you to grow closer to God.

Busy Man Retreat Sign Up Form

STILL Retreat (Silence Together in Living Life) - February 7-9, 2014

The STILL Retreat offeres a time for silent meditation through inentional meditative listening.  This experience will incorporate the Rule of St. Benedict and the Benedictine Charism of SJU/CSB as participants discuss such questions as "What is my relation to God, his Church, and me?."  This retreat is to be a macrocosm of everyday life, where participants will be able to find time for intimate silence each day.

Cost:  $20 (bring payment to the SJU Campus Ministry office, Mary 100)

STILL Retreat Sign Up Form

STILL Retreat PDF Flyer

Men's Chicago Service Retreat

This is an opportunity for Johnnies to go on a service trip to Chicago, IL and grow as a group.  They will volunteer with New Life Ministries' afterschool program, and also at Saint James Parish in Chicago, IL, which is a site for the Saint John's Benedictine Volunteer Corps (SJBVC).  The service trip also includes fellowship, prayer, reflection, and discussion about what it means to serve.

Men's Chicago Retreat PDF Flyer

Past Retreats