The preacher is the person who delivers the conferences during the spiritual retreats. It may be:

  • Members of the Foyers of Charity: priests or lay
  • Bishops; diocesan priests, clerics.
  • People having expertise in the themes raised during the retreats (theology, spirituality, married life, sociology, philosophy, the Church doctrine, and so on…)

You can choose a retreat according to its preacher.

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.