FYRE (First Year Retreat Experience)

FYRE is an annual retreat designed specifically for first-year students, focusing on spirituality and supporting them to begin building a faith community. Students spend the weekend reflecting, discussing their personal faith, and participating in a series of talks and activities. 

First Year Students: Sign up HERE!


Rooted in our Catholic, Benedictine heritage, this retreat is open all students, of any faith tradition. We invite all first year students into this experience as we foster discipleship through hospitality, worship, prayer, witness, and reflection so students may embrace and live out their faith. Upperclassmen continuously call this retreat one of their favorite memories of their first year at Saint John's and Saint Ben's. 

It is a weekend of discovery that poses the questions:

  • Who am I in this transition to college?
  • Who am I going to be? Who do I want to become?
  • Where does God fit into my life at CSB/SJU?