A retreat is a sacred time set aside for a very personal encounter with God through silence, prayer, reading and recollection. There are many types of retreats, as a single retreatant, couple, or with a group as a workshop. Retreats are usually offered for 3, 5, 8, or 30 days. Some are organized and structured and others are created by the retreatant. During the retreat one receives graces to persevere in love for God.
The ACTS and Cursillo retreats listed below are only experienced one time. They are meant to be a starting point towards a deeper journey.
ACTS – An ACTS Retreat is a parish-based event given by parishioners for parishioners. The retreat is designed to meet people where they are in their spiritual journey and invite them to experience God in a manner that is both personal and communal. Call the Church Parish Office for more information about registering. Those who have attended, there are various ways to volunteer. For more information, contact the Church Parish Office at (337) 893-5631.
CURSILLO – Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “little” or “short course.” It begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday night. During those three days the Cursillistas (those attending) listening to talks given by priests and laymen. They also attend Mass, pray the rosary, and visit the Blessed Sacrament daily. The Cursillo gives those who attend it a living understanding of basic Christian truths and fans the flame of desire to serve the Church. For more information, contact the Church Parish Office at (337) 893-5631.
Additional types of retreats are offered throughout the Diocese - individual retreats for both men and women, couple retreats, retreats offering group workshops, retreats offering individual spiritual direction, and retreats for individuals discerning the possibility of entering religious life. These are just to name a few. For more informaton on retreats offered throughout the Diocese, please see the Diocean website at https://diolaf.org/retreat-centers.