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)


                                    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?




IX.       Closure


by Dede Swinehart, used with permission for 2003 NAPRC Conference

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