There are retreats to meet every need and circumstance. Some are made away from home at retreat centres, others in the midst of daily life. Some last a day or a weekend and some last longer. Some retreats are made individually, others in the community. Our lives are filled with demands, choices and information overload. It can be hard to shut down the outer and inner noise long enough to see the bigger picture and reconnect with what is most important. Like any relationship, our relationship with God needs some protected quality time and space to deepen. When we are tired and depleted a retreat is a chance to rest, fill the well and be renewed with a greater sense of energy and purpose. Often a retreat is an opportunity to get clarity on important decisions. Most significantly it is the chance for God to gift us with whatever we most need at this moment in our lives. Practically this is what a time of retreat offers.
Private Retreats or Quiet Days
The Jesuit Institute offers the opportunity for individuals to come on retreat at the Jesuit Institute in Auckland Park. During this time you may pray in your room or in the Jesuit Community Chapel, or in the beautiful gardens of the Jesuit Institute. You may request a Spiritual Director, or you can spend your time in quiet contemplation by yourself. Spaces are dependent upon available accommodation in the Jesuit Community.