|Retreats and Quiet Days
Quiet Days (six to twelve hours) and Retreats (two to three days) are part and parcel of healthy individual and congregational lives. They serve to prepare the participant for Lent, Advent, dedication to special ministry, and recommitment to vows made.
Busy people need to take time out to take something in. Even Our Lord frequently went off to a place apart when he found himself in high demand by people of great need. When he discovered his own well running dry, he took his disciples to a lonely place, set them to guard his privacy, and surrounded himself with his three closest friends to pray with him. As disciples of Christ, we would do well to follow his example.
These events are tailor-made to fit the individual, the group, the season, and the place. The design will emerge from conversations with the leadership.