A work of spiritual mercy : teaching those in search of God

Date: 13 August 2017

Bishop Hervé Gosselin, the former Father of the Foyer de Charité dof Tressaint and newly appointed Bishop of Angoulême, explained how Marthe Robin (1902-1981) was keen to teach the unschooled and how the spiritual retreats are a practical solution in this work of spiritual mercy.

Read the full article on the website of the conference of bishops of France by clicking here.


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.