Will I be able to stay in silence for the entire retreat?

Date: 19 August 2019

Silence is an important part of the retreat but it is not experienced as a form of self-confinement.

It prevails throughout the household, including during the meal times which are accompanied by music. You will be supported in this experience.

The retreat preacher always offers an opportunity to meet with him personally as well as with the community members, who are trained in spiritual guidance.

Participating in the liturgy through songs and prayers will also help you engage in the retreat and the inner silence. This allows God to become the key focus of our inner conversations.

« Silence does not give God, but God gives himself in silence ».

Marthe Robin

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.