Personal Spiritual Renewal
HOW TO DO A PERSONAL RETREAT
Welcome! We have been preparing for your arrival. Now that you are here, what’s next? Pick a date, choose your options and choose your room type and click to register. If you clearly know why you are here and what you wish to be and do on your retreat, you may not need any help. For those of you who are less sure, or perhaps are making a retreat for the first time don’t worry, we will guide you through the steps when you get here.
It is often helpful to begin by creating for yourself a comfortable space. Bring in your belongings, situate them in a way that feels familiar, and explore the retreat center so as to be able to claim it as “home.” You may feel like doing the same with the outdoor space – identifying the location of the Stations of the Cross and the Bible Walk, and perhaps taking a short walk down the paths – even trying the benches.
Most persons who come need to be intentional about “letting go” and becoming fully present here. It means consciously putting on hold the demands and responsibilities “back home.” We give you permission to do just that! It is likely you may be experiencing about now a desire to rest, maybe even taking a nap. Do so, and give in to the tendency to want more than the usual amount of sleep you get. Give yourself that gift — you deserve it.
Having said this basic guidelines, we invite you to explore the House Of Blessings for your spiritual and personal renewal.