Priests in the Catholic Diocese of Wiawso have begun their annual retreat for the year 2023.
The retreat which is taking place at the Formation and Pastoral Centre, Datano, started on Monday 6th March, 2023, and is expected to end on Friday, 10th March, 2023.
An annual retreat for Catholic priests in a particular diocese is a period of time set aside for priests to reflect on their spiritual lives, recharge their spiritual batteries, and deepen their relationship with God. The retreat is typically organized by the bishop of the diocese or his delegate and is usually held at a retreat center or monastery.
The retreat may last anywhere from a few days to a week, and it is an opportunity for priests to take a break from their busy pastoral work and focus on their own spiritual growth. The retreat typically includes times of prayer, reflection, and meditation, as well as talks given by the retreat master, who is usually a priest or a religious brother or sister.
During the retreat, priests may participate in various spiritual exercises, such as the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Mass. They may also have opportunities for personal reflection and quiet time, which can be an important part of their spiritual development.
The annual retreat for Catholic priests is an important tradition in the Catholic Church, as it allows priests to renew their commitment to their vocation, deepen their relationship with God, and return to their pastoral work with a greater sense of purpose and direction. It is also an opportunity for priests to gather together as a community and support one another in their spiritual journeys.