Each year thousands of people seek personal renewal and enlightenment through spiritual retreats. In this valuable guide, author Margaret Silf answers questions such as:
-- Why do people make retreats?
-- What types of retreats are available?
-- What role do retreat companions play?
-- How should I prepare for my retreat?
-- How can I sustain the retreat experience?
-- Where can I find a retreat center near me?
Also discussed are the costs of various types of retreats, the amenities that are provided, and a complete description of one of the most popular retreat formats, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.