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.