In the spirit and tradition of Ignatian Spirituality, Campus Ministry offers several retreat experiences to meet a wide range of spiritual needs. If you are looking to refresh your faith life and grow in your relationship with others, yourself and God, we have something for you!

First Year Retreats

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Friday, Sept. 18 - Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Join other first-year students for a fun getaway and conversations about faith, friendships, and the journey ahead at Fairfield University. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to get off campus to build friendships, reflect on your time at Fairfield so far and find out how exploring your faith can enhance your experience at Fairfield. (Campfire, outdoor activities and reflection time included!)

  • Who: Open to all first-year students
  • Where: Camp Jewell, Colebrook, CT (transportation provided)

For more information, contact: Mr. Doug Ray, S.J., or call (203) 254-4000 ext. 3266.‌


Kairos Retreats

March 18-20, 2016

cm_kairosretreat05Kairos, adapted to mean "God's time", is an intensive, three-day weekend experience that invites close examination of our relationships with others, ourselves, and God in a communal and reflective setting. This retreat welcomes students of all faiths as well as those who are spiritual searchers.

 Click here to apply.

Kairos Community

If you have participated in a Kairos Retreat before, we welcome you to the Fairfield University Kairos Community. You are encouraged to apply to be a Kairos leader and participate in Community activities, such as Fourth Day, which occur, regularly throughout each semester.

Download Leadership Application.

4th Day Community

Sign up to receive the 4th Day Community Newsletter for events and community updates. All who have been on a Kairos Retreat are welcome to register.

The 4th Day Community Gatherings are held monthly. All Kairos Retreat Alumni are welcome (students who have made Kairos either in high school or here at Fairfield University) and gather to further reflect on the themes of the retreat.

Retreats in Daily Life

Ignatian Encounter

The Ignatian Encounter retreat is open to faculty, administration, and staff. This retreat provides an extended, individually directed experience of prayer based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.  Retreatants spend 30-60 minutes a day in prayer or reflection, and meet with a spiritual director for about 45 minutes each week.  The overall duration of the retreat is 10 weeks.

Contact Fr. James Bowler, S.J., ext. 3248 for more information and to register.


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