Posts Tagged ‘retreat’

Retreat to advance

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

If you are a pilgrim on a journey of faith, you have probably been on retreat. If you haven’t, then here is an attempt to describe what a retreat is, and what you can expect to gain from it. People who travel overseas know that when they return home they will be different. That also Read more

He made a 75-day retreat and wonders if he missed anything

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Daniel Thorson went on a solo meditation retreat for 75 days in a small Vermont cabin, cut off from the outside world without a phone, internet, or contact with others. While Thorson spent his time in isolation meditating, he had no clue about the major changes going on in the outside world.  Read more

An Ignatian retreat can change your brain

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Researchers in America found that Ignatian spiritual exercises affected the brain’s ‘feel-good’ systems Ignatian retreats appear to cause “significant changes” in the brain, scientists in America have discovered. Researchers at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University studied the brain responses of pilgrims on an Ignatian retreat and published their results in Read more

When the word was silence

Friday, December 19th, 2014

In a suburban Wellington dining room 10 people sit silently. Condiments pass across the table at the raising of an eyebrow or flick of a finger. One diner sees a neighbouring table’s empty water jug and rises quietly to fill it. A mix of religious and non-religious, the group had never met until a month Read more