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I came back to the Church after 16 years practicing Buddhism. I have questions regarding going on a retreat:
- does the Church require us to go on retreats? If yes, how often?
- are the retreats silent - that is, no talking at all except at limited times?
- are there different forms of retreats?
- where do Catholics go on retreat? Monasteries? Convents?
(06-26-2017, 03:27 PM)Julia Augusta Wrote: [ -> ]I came back to the Church after 16 years practicing Buddhism. I have questions regarding going on a retreat:
- does the Church require us to go on retreats? If yes, how often?
The Church does not require anyone to go on retreats, it is there simply for your profit.
- are the retreats silent - that is, no talking at all except at limited times?
Silence is dependent on the retreat; some it is strict, others very lax.
- are there different forms of retreats?
Yes, Absolutely!
- where do Catholics go on retreat? Monasteries? Convents?
Monasteries, Convents, sometimes groups will go on a cruise or to the woods, other times it is a pilgrimage to a sacred place.


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(06-26-2017, 03:27 PM)Julia Augusta Wrote: [ -> ]I came back to the Church after 16 years practicing Buddhism. I have questions regarding going on a retreat:
- does the Church require us to go on retreats? If yes, how often?
- are the retreats silent - that is, no talking at all except at limited times?
- are there different forms of retreats?
- where do Catholics go on retreat? Monasteries? Convents?

I sent you a private message because I tend not to post too much detail on threads.
(06-26-2017, 07:17 PM)Miriam_M Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-26-2017, 03:27 PM)Julia Augusta Wrote: [ -> ]I came back to the Church after 16 years practicing Buddhism. I have questions regarding going on a retreat:
- does the Church require us to go on retreats? If yes, how often?
- are the retreats silent - that is, no talking at all except at limited times?
- are there different forms of retreats?
- where do Catholics go on retreat? Monasteries? Convents?

I sent you a private message because I tend not to post too much detail on threads.

Yes i read it. Thank you.
does the Church require us to go on retreats? If yes, how often?

The Catholic Church does not require you to go on a retreat. It is recommended that you make a retreat but it is not mandatory.