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Retreats Handbook

Retreats 2018 - the annual publication of the Retreat Association

Retreats 2018 includes the following features:

  • Articles and book reviews on the theme of Exploring Silence
  • Lead article by writer and contemplative Sara Maitland
  • Information and programmes for over 230 Christian retreat centres in the UK and beyond
  • Details of courses, networks and associations that promote spirituality and spiritual direction
  • Retreats with a theme - including painting, walking, Christmas and Easter
  • Retreats for the beginner
  • Individually guided retreats and quiet days
  • Map pages divided into regions
  • An index to all retreat centres

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Retreats 2018 Articles

The joys of silence

Sara Maitland reflects on the profound gift that silence has to offer

An icon in the making

Interview with icon writer John Coleman

Silence as teacher

Nick Helm explores the gift of silence in spiritual direction

Suffering in silence

Chris Chapman describes how silence brings us to a greater understanding of ourselves

Listening to God in the heart

Sue Bennett explores the value of silence in Ignatian retreats

Finding silence in the city

Mark Aitken describes how an urban retreat centre can be an oasis of peace

A universal need

Richard Barnard explains what silence and retreat may mean to homeless people

A lifelong discovery

Gordon Jackson reflects on a personal journey into silence

A place of encounter

Paul Reily explores what silence means in Christian community

Creating urban community

Rev Andrew Bain describes a retreat house offering sanctuary in the city

Another way of being

Sister Janet Elizabeth explores what a Benedictine Religious Community has to offer modern life

Towards transcendence

Graeme Watson describes what The Song of Songs can teach us about silence

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