School years 9-13

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Years 9-13 Day Retreat

This retreat speaks to the heart of our core identity, for our lives to be rooted and built up in Christ, strengthened in faith (Col. 2:7). We live more and more in a “dictatorship of relativism”; confused and opinionated as we seek to find true happiness (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). The Gospel message is one of life, of joy, of authenticity, of restoration and of love and mercy.

Who am I? I am a child of God (Gal. 4:7), a beloved son or daughter of the Father. It’s who I am and whose I am. When I build my life on this truth, my foundation is solid. Reality awakens us to the storms and difficulties of life, but no matter how violent the gale, I can always rebuild or repair from a solid foundation.

God desires my wellbeing, me being fully alive. He speaks of this throughout Scripture (e.g. Zeph. 3:17, Jer. 29:11). This retreat reveals our deepest identity as humans and encourages and tries to create an environment of encounter to experience Christ’s restorative power, which enables us to solidify our foundation and be built in right order into a spiritual house.(1 Pt. 2:5). Through a variety of activities, games and talks we explore the theme in the beautiful surroundings of seven acres of grass and woodland at our unique retreat centre.

OPTION: Day retreat for up to 32 pupils.