What the Retreatant Brings
The retreatant brings to Eastern Point a desire to come closer to God.� A person�s purpose in seeking a retreat need not be more defined.� Willingness to open up to a spiritual director � a trained listener � is necessary.� Also required is an openness to prayer and reflection, to contemplation and silence as ways to discern God�s presence.
A retreatant may bring questions about God, faith, family, and church to the retreat conversation.� From troubling personal concerns to what brings joy, the retreatant enters into the Spiritual Exercises with a willingness to understand more deeply the nature of spiritual relationships with God and one�s spiritual relationship with others.
The retreatant can also expect that a community will form among all the retreatants even though there is little talking among them. Side by side, the retreatants develop respect for each other.� They are all going through somewhat similar experience.� A group dynamic develops that is of benefit to all.� To this dynamic a retreatant would want to be open and welcoming.