Retreat Components

 

I.          Hospitality

 

II.         Welcome

                        Call to retreat

 

III.       Warm up activity

                        Gentle “getting to know you”

 

IV.       Transition

                        Passage into retreat space (withdraw from ordinary space)

                                    Ritual

                                    Hope and desire for God

 

V.        Retreat theme or topic

                        Lecturette, teaching, workshop (15-20 minute maximum)

                        Sharing one on one, sharing in group

 

VI.       God connection

                        Quiet and reflection in sacred space

 

VII.      Application

                        Spiritual self-direction

 

VIII.     So what?

                        Personally

                        Collectively

 

IX.       Closure

  

by Dede Swinehart, used with permission for 2003 NAPRC Conference

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