Une retraite
A pause for the heart and the spirit

In our very busy lives, we often get the impression that we are running after time and we let days and months pass without having a real pause… Bur it is vital to be able to reconnect with ourselves.

A spiritual retreat offers the life-giving opportunity of a time for oneself under God’s eyes. A special time to deeply rest, reread one’s life, discern the choices to make in order to be freeer and happier.

A retreat is a time of silence, formation and rest in a revitalising place to enable us to strengthen us, find again the source of our interiority and focus again on the essential.

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Why go on spiritual retreat ?

Whatever the reasons, the spiritual retreat is a breathing space in a setting that inspires inner reflection. The setting, silence and pace of the retreat give the participants the freedom to open up to themselves and to God.

A spiritual retreat is a break for the heart and the mind. It creates a breathing space for:

  • Relaxing, resting and finding comfort in the middle of our very busy lives;
  • Meeting with God in silence, reading his Word and rekindling the fire of our faith;
  • Reflecting on the meaning of our existence, taking a step back before making important choices;
  • Exploring the key questions of life and gaining a better understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith.


« La foi, ce n’est pas simplement un ensemble d’idées »
« Je suis venue en retraite, un peu traîné par ma fiancée »
28 ans
« On a tellement besoin de "décrocher" »
Père Nicolas
48 ans
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What is a Foyer de Charité ?

The vocation of the Foyers de Charité is to revitalize and strengthen Christians in their faith so that they can live out their baptism to the full and contribute to the life of the Church at the service of the entire world.

And beyond the community of believers, their vocation is also to give all men the opportunity to meet Christ and grow in humanity.

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