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.

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.

Why go on a retreat in a Foyer de Charité ?

Each year, the Foyers de Charité welcome more than 50,000 people on a spiritual retreat. All adults are welcome, from the age of 17 years old, whether they are believers or not. Everyone receives the same loving welcome that is respectful of each person as an individual and their own reasons for coming on the retreat. The members of the Foyers welcome them into their community, as in a family. They make every effort to make everyone feel comfortable and free to participate in the activities proposed or not.

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