Life at sea
This retreat is designed for people who are maybe neither great sailors nor great prayers. It is not obligatory to know how to sail, it is enough for a person to have the desire to learn. It is not even necessary to have an unshakable faith, it is enough to have a longing to deepen your spiritual life.
The week is full with time for individual and group prayer, sailing, silence, sharing and fellowship. Living through this sea adventure and being part of the crew will help us look back on our lives, recognize God’s footprints in our daily lives, and respond to his calls.
Sailing is a sport, but also fun. The life of the crew together often encourages us to have beautiful moments of fun and laughter. Still, we choose a crew lifestyle that is simple. We prefer a kitchen that is moderate, anchoring from the marina, joyful evenings on deck. The world of sailing can evoke images of luxury or encourage us to be close to nature. These are the means by which we will help ourselves, all in the direction of fidelity to the Gospel. In this way we will listen to God, allowing Him to speak to us across the sea, biblical texts, and our lives.
Date and place
This sailing retreat starts on 30th September 2023 and finishes on 7th October 2023, departing from and finishing at Sukošan / Bibinje marina (near Zadar), and cruising islands Pašman, Kornati, Dugi otok, Ugljan…
The number of participants is limited to 28 people (participants plus a skipper and a spiritual director on each of the 4 boats), maximum 7 persons of same nationality (to have really international experience). The application deadline is until the vacancies are filled.
Prerequisite: knowledge of English (the retreat is in English), psychological stability, average physical fitness and swimming ability.
Program price: 360 € (for applications until July 31, after that the price is 400 €). The price includes the costs of accommodation, meals, skipper, ports and gasoline, program animation and spiritual accompaniment. The application is final when you pay an advance of 100 €. The advance payment will be refunded only in case of cancellation before August 30th.
All the details for your bank transfer are available at www.ignacije.hr/support. Please, as transfer description put: “Life at sea – [my name and surname]”
Applications are via the questionnaire at https://forms.gle/abDvrNyTVwM3chn87.
In need of additional information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Karla Car