Retreat - a time of reflection and calming down
Many of us live every day with a stress. We want and expect too much, rarely from ourselves, but rather, more often from God and our neighbors. We have already-made plans for the future, various ideas; we are irritated by difficulties, obstacles and our helplessness. Often such conditions bring to our hearts the desire to go for quiet. Retreats that are organized within the framework of our scholarship provide such opportunity. We need a time to re-introduce the truth that our body, feelings, fears, tears and joy - should be entrusted to God. The retreat is a time to reflect on yourself and on your life, to stop for a moment of silence and reverie, to meet alone with ourselves. Only then you can hear yourself and meet God. It is a time of trying, a time of learning prudence, spiritual wisdom, and becoming a better person.
"The words that I have spoken to you, they are spirit and life" - May's retreat (7-10) in Pliszczyn began with an contemplation upon this passage from the Scripture. Father Marek Borzęcki, the Sacred Heart priest, was delivering the retreat's conferences. Traditionally, we had plenty of time and opportunity for prayers. The retreat program included a matins, Holy Mass, Chaplet to the Divine Mercy and Stations of the Cross. We also had a time for work and rest. Probably everyone will remember for a long time the clear evening before the departure and saying farewells.