LES ECHOS : “They chose the path of silence”

Date: 13 August 2017

Le supThe weekend supplement of “Les Echos” chose to examine the growing interest in spiritual retreats today. Silence has become a rare luxury that is in high demand.

In this article, read about the experience of going on a retreat in the Foyers de Charité that is at the centre of a feature report:
Feature of Les Echos on spiritual retreats


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.