This is a ââ¬Ëtravel companionââ¬ for those who want to make a personal retreat in the Christian tradition, either at home or away, alone or with others.
Part 1 encourages us to listen to the Spirit, to pay attention to inner restlessness and to notice our need to ââ¬Ëget awayââ¬. It outlines the different types of retreats that may best suit different individual personalities and circumstances and offers essential ââ¬Ëtips for the tripââ¬:
ââ¬¢ introducing contemplation
ââ¬¢ praying with Scripture
ââ¬¢ noticing God in the everyday
ââ¬¢ resisting ââ¬Ëbusynessââ¬
ââ¬¢ recording the journey - i.e. prayer journal
Part 2 provides a varied and imaginative range of guided spiritual exercises for your time on retreat and offers support for the unexpected things that may emerge.
Part 3 helps you readjust to ââ¬Ënormal lifeââ¬ after the retreat and to explore the question ââ¬Ëwhere next?ââ¬
SUE PICKERING is an experienced retreat guide and spiritual director. She is a Canon of New Plymouth Cathedral, New Zealand, and chaplain to a retirement community.