FBYC is conveniently and centrally located along the southern edge of the Benedictine Queen of Angels Monastery. With nearly 15,000 square feet of working space, our building is an ideal setting for a youth retreat center.
FBYC houses a remarkably beautiful Chapel featuring six- 4 x 7 foot icon-etched glass panels that create a breath-taking backdrop for the bronze tabernacle which houses the wounded heart monstrance, St. Christi. The blessed Eucharist is reserved in the tabernacle and the Youth Center, unique from all other retreat centers.
The Chapel can seat 80 people with each chair supporting a kneeler. Available extra seating expands the capacity to 120 or more. The Adoration area, within the Chapel, can comfortably accommodate up to 24 people. There are three Reconciliation Chapels adjacent to the Chapel as well as four additional meeting rooms ideal for small group discussions.
Our Fireside Room was designed to be a theatre-like space with plush seating for 65 attendees. It is equipped with a computer, DVD/CD player, and an amplifier system for presentations, movie watching and heart-to-heart discussions. FBYC features a full-service commercial kitchen for meal preparation or catering with an adjoining Great Room that serves as a dining room and activity area. The Great Room is ideal for dances, projection movies, shuffleboard and table-tennis. The room's capacity is 200 people with round table seating for 120.
Overnight lodging for retreatants and mentors is provided in Marmion Hall, located directly across the street. The well-appointed rooms are furnished with bunk beds; and most with dressers and desks that include two drawers and a closet.
A sports field, a fire pit by a covered eating area as well as a fire pit and a "Bobcat trail" by the lower "amphitheater" make the outdoor experience more fun. A natural living water feature is in the works.