The retreats take place in silence. They are led and preached by priests or lay people. During the three daily lectures, the preacher covers the foundations of the Christian faith. Times of personal and community prayer are organised between these periods of teaching. Everyone has free time to rest and be inwardly refreshed. Each person is free to experience the celebration of the Eucharist with the members of the Foyer. A priest or member of the community trained in one-to-one support and spiritual guidance is also available to meet those who request it.
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.