Author Archives: Rhen

The Essence of Retreats: Preparing for Silence

No matter the type of retreat you are making, there are likely to be periods of silence. Without preparation silence can be difficult. Continue reading

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Without This, Your Retreat Means Nothing

This is part two in our series on how to best prepare for a retreat. If you missed part one on commitment to the retreat, check it out Here. The second “pillar” of retreat preparation, which came up when we … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Your Retreat

There are seven “pillars” of effective preparation for making a retreat, and the first is commitment. Continue reading

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Avoid the “Crash” After the “Retreat High” With This

Avoid the crash that follows the high of making a retreat by diving into the Narrative Story of Scripture Continue reading

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The “Rookie Mistake” on Silent Retreats

A retreat director warned me, but I did it anyway. He was right. Continue reading

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How to Approach the Fear of Being Changed By a Retreat

Fear of being changed by a retreat is a legitimate concern, particularly if you have never made a retreat before, but here is why we should be open to it: Continue reading

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Quieting a Distracted Mind on Retreat

You may worry about being too distracted by other things to get much out of a retreat, but there are steps you can take to quiet your mind and improve your prayer. Continue reading

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What if I Can’t Find a Good Retreat Nearby?

It isn’t always possible to find a relevant retreat nearby. He is what to do if that is the case. Continue reading

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If Sharing with a Group is Keeping You from Making a Retreat

While sharing experiences with the group can be very powerful and beneficial for the group on a retreat, we don’t want it to be the factor that holds anybody back from the refreshing and impactful experience of making a retreat. Continue reading

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How to Begin Planning a Retreat

  The start of a new year is a very popular time to plan a retreat. Maybe you are interested in doing so, but do you know what to look for, or where to start looking? Let’s start with what … Continue reading

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