In today’s busy world, everyone needs an escape, especially those looking for inner rejuvenation. Whether you are interested in connecting with a new life path, or just have a need to find a sanctuary of peace in the middle of a hectic life, taking the time to attend retreats is a great way to make that happen.
Most people who seek out a retreat already have some idea of what they would like to focus on during their retreat time. Whether it is family, relationships, business or personal goals, or just trying to find a time to heal from past hurts, having an intention for your retreat will help to give it momentum and meaning.
Many people find purchasing a special piece of jewelry to take on the retreat helps remind them to be conscious of opening new spiritual channels, and rising to a new state of awareness. Some use jewelry as a piece to help bring about a calm, meditative state. Some use it as a reminder to “be here now.” And some people use it as a symbol that reminds them of a bridge between the past and the future.
After returning home, people who have included a special piece of jewelry in their retreat experience often find that it holds a significant meaning in their lives as a reminder of the peace and spiritual renewal they experienced during the time of the retreat.
If you are considering including a piece of faith-based jewelry as part of your next spiritual retreat, then take a moment to view our selection of jewelry designed to enhance your retreat experience.
Walk to Emmaus
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.
Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ
Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.
The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
The ACTS retreat strives to assist ACTS retreatants to attain a deeper relationship with the Lord and other members of the faith community through:
Adoration – Prayer life
Community – Love and caring for each other
Theology – Study of the faith through Scriptures
Service – To God and to each other
ACTS retreats hosts three-day weekend retreats which are patterned after the description of the early church, found in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:42-47).
The purpose of this weekend is to invite the retreatant to a new relationship with our Lord and each other through Adoration and daily prayer; through Community in one’s parish as a member of the body of Christ; through Theology, encouraging an intellectual and spiritual growth that gives fruits in our daily lives, and finally to encourage a spirit of Service to our Lord, our parishes, and each other.
Retreatants experience God’s love and joy through the weekend, and return to their faith communities with a deeper love for each other and an increased desire to become more involved in their parishes and community.