Amsterdam Summer Retreat

Become more familiar with God and His presence, find more peace in your life and deepen your faith as a Christian. That is what a team of facilitators of Spiritual Exercises offers you in the AMSTERDAM SUMMER RETREAT 2020.

When: Two periods: first week of August (4-7); second week of August (11-14). If you have participated before, we will give priority to those who have not yet participated. You can also participate for a shorter period (1 or 2 days).

A daily program for 4 days morning, afternoon and evening in silence, in the evening a Eucharist celebration. Each day begins with a prayer (9.00 a.m.) and ends with a communal prayer (9.00 p.m.). You get readings from the Scripture to meditate and pray with (3 a day). If desired, you can participate in a guided meditation (in the morning 9.30 a.m., in the afternoon 3 p.m. and in the evening 7 p.m.).

Where: Krijtberg church, Singel 448 and the Ignatius house, Beulingstraat 11 Amsterdam.

How: You live four days in a contemplative atmosphere wherever you go. You are supposed to refrain from any media use and prefer silence these days. You will have a personal companion with whom you will meet on a daily basis. You use simple meals in silence in the group in the presbytery or the Ignatius House. You can also find places elsewhere in the city for your meditation (e.g. churches nearby). You sleep in your own bed (at home, in your hotel or with friends). There is a group experience because you are not alone, even if you stay in the silence.

Number of participants preferably between 8 and 12.

Register with Karin Benoist via before 1 July 2020.

Contribute to the costs as much as you can (e.g. € 10,- per day).

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